Saline County Sheriff's Office S.T.E.P.s Up Traffic Enforcement
Saline County is a community of over 115,000 residents having a geographical size of 723 square miles. Over a five year period, Saline County posted 81 traffic fatalities. Of those, 22 were alcohol-related and 19 were speed-related. Many of those deaths can also be attributed to not using seat belts.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is taking increased steps to address safety on the county’s roadways as part of an effort to implement innovative strategies to reduce traffic fatalities throughout the county.
Enforcement of Arkansas’ traffic laws, through Selective Traffic Enforcement Projects (STEP), has been proven effective in reducing traffic crashes and fatalities. Over the next year, the SCSO will use this strategy to address its traffic safety problems.
The SCSO will emphasize enforcement of: 1) seat belt and child restraint laws; 2) speed enforcement and; 3) DWI/DUI enforcement.
DWI/DUI enforcement will especially be emphasized during the following dates:
· 23 November through 29 November 2015
· 18 December 2015 through 3 January 2016
· 16 May through 5 June 2016
· 27 June through 4 July 2016
· 19 August through 5 September 2016
At least one week prior to these mobilization dates, the SCSO will inform the public of the increased DWI/DUI enforcement.