Lincoln, NE (August 19, 2022) The Lincoln Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department both joined in a nationwide ‘Stop Speeding Before It Stops You’ traffic enforcement project that began July 20 and continued through August 14, 2022. The goal of the project was to help promote safe driving, with an emphasis on speeding violations, to reduce the number of traffic crashes resulting in injury or death. Officers participating in the detail were watchful for all traffic violations, but paid particular attention to speeding. Grant funding for the added enforcement effort was provided by the Nebraska Department of Transportation-Highway Safety Office.
The Lincoln Police Department issued the following citations during the enforcement project:
Total Citations/Warnings/Arrests 219
Speeding – Official 76
Speeding – Warning 16
Stop Sign – Official 2
Seatbelt Violation – Official 18
Seatbelt Violation – Warning 2
No Insurance – Official 7
No Insurance – Warning 6
No Valid Registration – Official 37
No Valid Registration – Warning 4
Other Traffic Violations – Official 23
Other Traffic Violations – Warning 21
Driving Under Suspension 4
Criminal Arrests 2
Warrant Arrest 1
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office participated in the mobilization from July 22, 2022 through August 11, and also focused their efforts on speed related traffic violations.
The deputies involved in the saturation patrol contacted 276 vehicles, issued 176 official citations, issued 169 warning/defect cards, arrested 3 people on outstanding warrants and made 5 criminal arrests.
Official citations included 113 speeding, 1 felony driving while intoxicated, 11 driving during suspension, 26 registration and insurance violations, 2 seatbelt violations, 6 stop sign violations, 2 fictitious license plate violations and 15 various traffic law violations.
The criminal arrests included 3 possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce citations and 2 possession of drug paraphernalia citations.