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Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign July 16-22, 2018


The St Francis County Sheriff’s Department along with agencies throughout the state of Arkansas are going to be taking part in a Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign July 16th thru the 22nd.
Agencies throughout the state are going to be actively increasing enforcement of speeding laws to decrease accidents and injuries caused by speeding on roadways in the state.

Speeding is one of the most common contributing factors of traffic crashes. Data extracted from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) show that the driver-level attribute “driving too fast for conditions or in excess of posted speed limit” is the critical contributing factor in more than 99 percent of all speeding-related fatal crashes, as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In recent years about 31 percent of all fatal crashes were speeding- related resulting in 13,040 fatalities. The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated by NHTSA to be $40.4 billion per year.

“We actively address the issue of speeding on a daily basis in St Francis County, especially on I-40 because we know that impacts our area more than anything else when you talk about transportation in our county,” stated Captain Eddie Adamson who heads the I-40 Interdiction and Traffic Enforcement Unit for the St Francis County Sheriff’s Department.

“Our officers are going to join with officers in other agencies in the state and increase enforcement during this mobilization to help determine how increased enforcement, even during a short period of time, can improve safety on the roads in Arkansas,” added Adamson “We look forward to finding out what the data shows when the report is completed after the mobilization.”

The St Francis County Sheriff’s Department is one of many agencies that receives funding under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program from the National Highway Safety Administration that is administered by the Arkansas State Police to address the traffic issues of DWI, Speeding, and Seatbelt and Child Restraint Violations by paying overtime to officers.

Point of Contact- Capt. Eddie Adamson #611

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