(DES MOINES) Most of Iowa’s police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers and DOT officers will participate in the Thanksgiving Holiday effort urging everyone to buckle up.
This one week enhanced enforcement period, November 19th through the 25th, represents another wave of Iowa’s special Traffic Enforcement Program. In addition to safety belt violations, officers will also pay close attention to impaired drivers and other moving violations.
During the last August – September sTEP wave, Iowa officers confronted 2,358 seat belt violations, 847 impaired drivers, 12,443 speeding violations and a total of over 34,335 contacts with traffic violators.
The next sTEP wave is scheduled for March 14 – 17th.