Law Enforcement Plans Increased Presence for Thankgiving Holiday
Local law enforcement will once again be stepping up enforcement in high visibility traffic areas this holiday season. The State of Iowa's Traffic Safety Bureau is launching another Special Traffic Enforcement Program, which will begin on November 25 and run through December 1. Locally, the Webster County Sheriff's Office, Fort Dodge Police Department, and Otho and Duncombe Police Departments will be taking part. Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs says deputies and officers will focus their efforts on major roadways in and around Webster County:
According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, nine traffic fatalities occurred during last year's Thanksgiving holiday. Six of those nine deaths were motorists not wearing safety belts.