March 30, 2016
Contact: Val Joyner, Public Affairs Officer, 636-949-3000, ext. 3057, firstname.lastname@example.org
“OPERATION CROSSROADS 61” STARTS APRIL 1
Multi-agency traffic enforcement detail tackling motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Beginning April 1, six law enforcement agencies will initiate “Operation Crossroads 61,” a high-visibility patrol enforcement detail along State Highway 61, between Interstate 70 and the Village of Eolia, Mo. This multi-agency initiative is focused on reducing public safety dangers that result in motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities.
State Highway 61 is not a controlled-access roadway. While it was not designed for high-speed traffic, many motorists travel at increased speeds causing collisions with vehicles exiting to and entering from the side roads. Patrol officers are committed to reducing crashes and increasing driver focus, and will strictly enforce speed limits in marked agency vehicles.
Motorists are offered the following safety tips to reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities: abide by posted speed limits, observe seat belt laws, decrease distracted driving, and to be aware of their surroundings, especially areas around exits and crossovers.
“Operation Crossroads 61” includes participation by the St. Charles County Police Department, Missouri State Highways Patrol, Wentzville Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Moscow Mills Police Department and the Troy Police Department. Enforcement will be conducted twice a month on various days throughout the year.