Hope Police Dept. launches new speeding initiative | Crime
Hope Police Department today launched a tough new speed enforcement blitz for the City of Hope, Hempstead County under the tagline: “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.” The intensified enforcement effort against speeding drivers underscores the severity of the problem both locally and across the nation.
“Speeding translates to death on our roadways. It greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk, said Lt. Tomlin.
“During the “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” blitz, officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Hope, Arkansas. We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding. Fully 86 percent of all speeding-related traffic fatalities occur on local roads -- where the posted speed limits were 55 miles per hour or under. According to NHTSA, a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below. About 14 percent of the country’s speeding-related fatalities occur on interstate highways each year.
“Driving above the posted speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the probability that a motorist will be involved in a crash,” said Lt. Tomlin.
“During this enforcement blitz, officers will be out targeting and ticketing speeding drivers,” said Lt. Tomlin. “Our goal is to save lives and we’re putting all drivers on alert - the posted speed limit IS THE LAW.
For more information please visit http://trafficsafetymarketing.gov.