Highway Patrol announces results of traffic programs

Published: Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:24 AM CST
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Captain John W. Elliott, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the results of Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs conducted in Clark, Lewis, Monroe, and Shelby counties, by Troop B officers during the month of February 2007. During these enforcement programs, one officer was assigned to work an extra eight-hour shift in each of the four counties. Twelve officers focused their attention on hazardous moving violations in an effort to reduce traffic crashes. Funding for these extra enforcement programs was made available by the Missouri Department of Transportation's Blueprint for Safer Roadways Coalition.

As a result of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs, officers made 70 arrests and issued 116 warnings. Of those arrests, officers issued 37 speeding citations, 17 seat belt citations, one child restraint citation, two citations for non-moving violations, one citation for a drivers license violation, 10 citations for insurance violations, one for a signal light violation, and one individual was arrested on a misdemeanor criminal offense.

“Last year, 1,093 people were killed in traffic crashes in Missouri,” stated Captain Elliott. “The Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue our efforts to reduce the number of traffic crashes in our state and will be participating in more enforcement programs such as these in an effort to make our highways safer.”