Law enforcement officers in five states will be coming together to crack down on speeding drivers this weekend.
Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine This Weekend
The speeding enforcement blitz is called “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” and it will run from July 21 — July 23. Law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arkansas will be participating in the crackdown.
According to the Missouri Coalition for Road Safety, “officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits” during the campaign. Police say that they’ll be using a zero-tolerance approach to speeding.
In Missouri, troopers will be focusing on enforcement on Interstates 70, 44, 55, 35. Troopers say that these are the interstates were most speed related crashes occur.
In Nebraska, troopers say that they’ll be patrolling I-80 and other major highway for speeders.
Oklahoma law enforcement officers will be paying special attention to I-35 this weekend.
In 2015, speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. and more than 9,500 lives were lost in such crashes, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).