The Grundy County Sheriff's Office will participate in a project with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) which is promoting traffic safety in Grundy County.
Sheriff's deputies conducted a seatbelt survey this past week and a seatbelt usage rate of 95% was recorded for front seat occupants.
The weekend of August 23 thru September 5 will be the Iowa 'Special Traffic Enforcement Program' (sTEP). Grundy County officers will be looking specifically for seat belt and child restraint violations, along with excessive speed, stop sign violations and alcohol/drug usage.
Sheriff Rick Penning notes the seatbelt use rate continues to be in the middle 90% range and that is a good safety statistic. He further comments that safety statistics also prove that seat belts keep occupants inside the vehicle during a crash and that reduces the chance of injury or death.
The Sheriff also stated the above period includes the Labor Day week-end, the last major Holiday period for the summer, so he urges everyone to Drive with Care, Everywhere!
The sTEP (special Traffic Enforcement Programs) are funded by a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.