The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) for the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). This cooperative effort through the GTSB allows the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office to apply for funding for equipment to be used by the Deputies at minimal charge to Bremer County citizens.
Our third wave of five for this sTEP grant was conducted May 20-June 2, over the Memorial Day holiday. During this period the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office had five arrests and one warning for OWI, one arrest for OWI drugged, one citation for open container, one citation and three warnings for no seatbelt, one citation and one warning for child restraint, 138 citations and 46 warnings for speed violations, two citations and four warnings for stop sign/light violation, a citation and two warnings for driving without a license, four citations for suspended, revoked or barred, five citations and six warnings for registration, three citations and 30 warnings for no insurance, a citation and two warnings for improper passing, four citations and six warnings for dark windows, a citations and 14 warnings for equipment violations, a citation for move over violation, eight citations and 16 warnings for other traffic violations, and 27 motorists assisted. In addition there were eight property damage and two personal injury accidents investigated, three arrest warrants served and one narcotics arrest.
Seat belt usage in Bremer County determined by a pre-wave survey indicated that 97% of all front seat occupants were wearing their seat belt and a post-wave survey indicating 97.5%.
We hope that everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day holiday and we remind everyone to make sure that you buckle up every time for every trip. Our next sTEP wave will be July 3-7.