Jefferson City Police release holiday enforcement numbers
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department announced Wednesday its enforcement data from its national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign. The campaign took place during December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015. During that time, the department issued a total of 565 citations.
Jefferson City Police said driving while intoxicated remains one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2014 alone, 223 people were killed in Missouri for being involved with impaired drivers. During the New Years period, December 31, 2013 through January 5, 2014, 7 people died and 69 people were seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes. The Jefferson City Police Department said that's about one impaired driving fatality every 1 1/2 days.
"When we remove a drunk driver from the road, we're all safer," said Police Chief Roger Schroeder. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to drive sober and don't get into a vehicle with an impaired driver."
The results from the campaign includes the following:
- 16 for driving while intoxicated
- 105 for speeding
- 12 for following too close
- 8 stop sign violations
- 10 signal light violations
- 23 fail to yield the right of way violations
- 11 careless and imprudent violations
- 51 for adult seat belt violations
- 7 for child restraints
- 3 minor in possession violations
- 39 driving while suspended/ driving while revoked
- 15 driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license
- 139 no Insurance
- 126 for other hazardous moving violations, defective vehicle equipment and improper registration