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 96.5% was recorded for front seat occupants.
The week of Augusts 25 through September 7th 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 Labor Day Holiday weekend, thus the third and last major Holiday of the summer season, 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.