REMINDER: Six additional officers watch for traffic violations Thursday

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 8:57 a.m. CST; updated 9:47 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 25, 2010

COLUMBIA — Six additional police officers will be patrolling the streets until 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Columbia Police Department announced the extra enforcement in a news release Tuesday. The additional officers are joining the department's Traffic Unit to ticket for various traffic violations, including:

  • Red light violations
  • Stop sign violations
  • Speeding
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Seat belt violations

The extra enforcement is grant-funded and is a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to reduce safety belt violations and highway fatalities.

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Bill Smith February 25, 2010 | 10:52 a.m.

I don't care much for the title. It implies people should only drive carefully on Thursday because of the increased enforcement.

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Elliot Njus February 25, 2010 | 1:41 p.m.

Bill Smith,

Just to explain ourselves, I wrote that headline because we first reported on the increased enforcement on Tuesday. This isn't quite an update because there's no new information — It's just the kind of information that's more useful today than it was two days ago.

We certainly don't mean to imply that drivers shouldn't follow the rules on other days.

Elliot Njus
Assistant City Editor

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