TRAFFIC PROJECT: Special St. Patty’s Enforcement

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Drivers across the state of Iowa should expect to see more law enforcement officials on the roads over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

The special enforcement projects are aimed at making sure drivers buckle up, obey traffic laws, and drive sober.

The Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force is increasing traffic enforcement from March 15th through March 18th. The project will take place in several places across Polk County.

The Special Traffic Enforcement Program is also increasing visibility of officers on the road. The Program is funded through the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau and covers the entire state. It runs March 14th through March 17th.

Last year over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the program says there were 16,279 traffic violations reported by the 1,500 officers that participated.

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