Trumann police running speed enforcement campaign July 12-19

The sign at the door of the Trumann police chief. Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report.

The Truman Police Department will launch a speed enforcement blitz for Trumann starting on July 12 and running through July 19th under the tagline: “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.” The intensified enforcement effort against speeding drivers underscores the severity of the problem, both locally and across the nation.

“Speeding translates to death on our roadways. It greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk,” said Captain Gary W. Henry Sr.

“During “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”; officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Trumann. “We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding” said Captain Henry.

A NHTSA research report, “Analysis of Speeding-Related Fatal Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes,” shows that a major proportion of fatal, speeding-related single-vehicle crashes occur on rural roadways.

“Driving above the posted speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the probability that a motorist will be involved in a crash,” said Captain Henry.

“During this enforcement blitz, officers will be out targeting and ticketing speeding drivers,” said Captain Henry. “Our goal is to save lives, and we’re putting all drivers on alert – the posted speed limit IS THE LAW. No more warnings and no more excuses. When it comes to speeding: Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.”

NHTSA considers a crash speeding-related if the driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit or if the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time.

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