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 89% was recorded for front seat occupants.
The week of March 14 thru 17 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 St Patrick Day Holiday, which has seen some increased traffic issues, therefore he urges everyone to drive with care while 'wearing of the green'.
The sTEP (special Traffic Enforcement Programs) are funded by a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.