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 95.5% was recorded for front seat occupants.
The weeks of July 1 thru July 7 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.
The Sheriff noted the above period includes the July 4th Holiday week-end, which is the second major summer holiday and therefore he urges everyone to drive with care.
The sTEP (special Traffic Enforcement Programs) are funded by a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.