Law Enforcement sTEPs Up Patrols

Date posted - March 6, 2012

A number of northwest Iowa law enforcement agencies will join some 250 law enforcement agencies from around the state and will be out in force beginning March 15 through March 18 for this year’s second special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) wave.

They will be looking for drunk drivers and safety belt violators as well as all traffic violations. With the record number of traffic fatalities (59) that occurred this January and February, officers will be stepping up their enforcement activity in hopes of slowing down that trend throughout the rest of the year. Of the 59 fatalities in the last two months, 30% or 17 were unbelted and 8 were identified as unknown. 

And speaking of enforcement, today (March 6) is another school patrol day.  The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is focusing on areas known to have a high amount of school traffic.

The four areas of focus today are:
* Highway 75 between Maurice and Sioux Center
* K52 between B30 and 270th Street
* K64 north of Orange City to Highway 18
* Highway 10 from Alton to Highway 75

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


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