OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you felt like there was an increased police presence during certain parts of April, you're right. Thanks to a grant, the Omaha Police Department says they carried out 11 speed-enforcement operations and issued more than 1,000 citations during that time.
The total number of citations issued was 1,022 for a number of offenses:
- Speeding - 705
- Seatbelt/Child Restraint - 102
- Registration/Insurance - 167
- Driver's License Violations (Suspension/No license) - 68
- Drug/Alcohol Arrests - 17
- Warrants Cleared - 5
As to why the enforcement operations are important , OPD said:
"The Omaha Police Department wants to continue to alert the public that exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. In twelve out of the thirty-seven (32%) fatal crashes investigated by the Omaha Police Department Accident Squad in 2018, speed was the primary factor as a cause of the crash."