he Pella Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement initiative for the four week period beginning July 15, 2013. Officers will conduct “high visibility” enforcement, cracking down on traffic violators, especially seatbelt, speed and operating while intoxicated violations. Additionally, the officers will dedicate time to the central business district in Pella with enforcement of pedestrian crosswalk violations and the local ordinance restricting “K” turns. The initiative is phase one of a proactive approach to optimize public safety and promote positive driving behaviors.
Each week will have its own area of concentration, or violations that are specifically targeted with proactive enforcement. The enforcement program and schedule is as follows:
- 7/15 to 7/21: Seat Belt Violations
- 7/22 to 7/28: Speed Enforcement
- 7/29 to 8/04: Pedestrian and “K” Turn Violations
- 8/05 to 8/11: Seat Belt Violations
OWI enforcement will be emphasized throughout the four week period.