St. Tammany deputies to target speeders in neighborhoods
Posted by [replacer_a] July 17, 2008 11:19AM
For the second time this year, deputies will fan out in neighborhoods across St. Tammany Parish on Saturday and crack down on motorists who speed and commit other violations, authorities announced today.
"Operation Safe Streets" debuted March 20, when 50 deputies spread out in 25 subdivisions throughout the parish, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Deputies wrote 919 tickets.
On Saturday, the Sheriff's Office will begin Phase II of the operation, with the extra patrols to be conducted from 6 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
The second phase will consist of four non-consecutive days of extra traffic patrols in neighborhoods, according to the release. Patrols also are scheduled July 30, Aug. 8 and Aug. 16.
The most common complaint received by the Sheriff's Office is speeding and failure to obey traffic signs in subdivisions, the release said. The complaints come from every area of the parish, authorities said.