Officers plan increased holiday traffic enforcement

Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:00 pm | (4) Comments
Font Size:Default font sizeLarger font size WATERLOO - Waterloo police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state will participate in a special traffic enforcement program organized by the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
The effort will begin Monday for a week, the first of five projects scheduled for the 2009-10 program year.
Officers will focus on speed, seat belts and drunken driving violations.
Iowa's seat belt usage rate is holding steady at 93 percent, placing the state in the top 10 in the U.S.
"Our biggest highway traffic safety challenge remains convincing all motorists to make that three-second investment to buckle up every trip, every time," program coordinator Randy Hunefeld said in a prepared statement.