Citywide increase in traffic enforcement expected for holiday weekWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement for the Memorial Day week.
In a press release distributed on May 23, the police department says it plans a citywide “enforcement blitz” at various time periods between May 27 – June 4. The department plans to enforce all traffic violations with a special emphasis on speeding and seatbelt offenders as part of the “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt campaign.
The department will be paying the overtime work of the officers from a federal grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Toledo. Under this grant since Oct. 2010, officers at special enforcement areas, including school and construction zones as well as major thoroughfares, have issued 954 citations in 1,098 vehicle stops. Of those citations, 640 have been for speeding, which carries a minimum fine of $143.