Hammond traffic crackdowns yield 1,026 citations

CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, News

By Lauren Cross
Original article here.

Police said Wednesday they issued 1,026 citations last month during several traffic safety initiatives.

The first campaign, which focused on occupant protection, and aggressive and impaired driving, yielded 461 citations, including 280 for seat belt and child restraint violations, according to a Hammond Police Department news release.

The second safety program focused on impaired and aggressive driving, and yielded 465 citations, including 100 speeding violations, 100 equipment violations and 12 operating while intoxicated charges.

This month, Hammond officers will continue traffic enforcement and participate in the Lake County Drunk Driving Task Force.

In other news, the Hammond Police Department announced nearly three dozen children participated in the department’s pedestrian and bicycle safety program June 30, held at the reopened Safety Village.

The location will remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday.