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KCPD Announces Multi-Agency Traffic Safety Operation

Publish Date 04/15/2022

4/20/2022 - UPDATE:

A total of 77 speeders received tickets, while 13 drivers went to jail for DWI during our Traffic Safety Operation last Saturday night.
We issued 33 tickets for lack of seatbelts, driving uninsured, driving without a license, etc.
We thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jackson County Sheriff's Office for assisting. These safety operations will continue.



4/15/2022 - ORIGINAL STORY:


The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department held a news conference on April 15 to announced that it will perform a large-scale Traffic Safety Operation this weekend with the assistance of partnering agencies.

To combat the high number of fatality crashes in 2022 (31 so far compared to 17 a year ago), KCPD’s Traffic Division has analyzed the last three years of deadly crashes. Additionally, data analysts have examined high fatality locations over the last 10 years.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, various KCPD units will patrol specifically looking for speeders and impaired drivers. The traffic safety operation will last until 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. Enforcement locations will focus on areas with a high number of fatal crashes spanning the last 10 years.

KCPD’s DUI Unit and members from Enforcement and Investigations will participate. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will also assist.