The Numbers Are In For Special Traffic Enforcement Programs In Greene, Ida And Sac Counties

Three area law enforcement agencies participated in special enforcement actions in recent weeks. The Jefferson Police Department took part in the last Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) that ran from Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. They have reported a total of 19 citations and 78 warnings for the wave. This included three accidents and two motorist assists. Most of their warnings were for speeding at 18 and equipment violations at 16. The majority of citations were issued under the “other traffic violations” category at five, closely followed by four speeding tickets issued during the program time period. On Friday, Sept. 11, the Sac and Ida County Sheriff’s Offices partnered in a traffic enforcement project on U.S. Highway 20, between Highway 71 in Sac County and Highway 59 in Ida County. Between noon and 6 p.m. that day, they issued 59 warnings for traffic violations and nine citations. One K-9 search resulted in a narcotics arrest and deputies conducted two consent searches of vehicles. Again, the vast majority of citations and warnings, four and 46 respectively, were for speeding and eight warnings were issued for insurance violations.