OPERATION P.R.O.T.E.C.T. To Be Held In St. Louis And St. Charles Counties At Blanchette Bridge

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

TROOP C HEADQUARTERS
891 Technology Drive
Weldon Spring, MO 63304


NEWS RELEASE

For further information please contact: Sergeant Al Nothum
(636) 300-2800 ext. 3340
C2012-084
October 31, 2012

EMPHASIS: OPERATION P.R.O.T.E.C.T. To Be Held In St. Louis And St. Charles Counties At Blanchette Bridge


Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, informs the public that an OPERATION P.R.O.T.E.C.T. is scheduled in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. OPERATION P.R.O.T.E.C.T. will be an eight-hour operation utilizing 12 state troopers. The enforcement effort will focus on one work/construction zone on Interstate 70 near the Blanchette Bridge. Operation P.R.O.T.E.C.T. will begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. on November 15, 2012.

OPERATION P.R.O.T.E.C.T. identifies and prioritizes construction/work zones with critical issues or problems affecting highway safety through complaints from the general public, highway/construction workers, law enforcement, and emergency responders, and takes into account recent crash statistics. In addition, a Zero Tolerance enforcement policy has been established for the operation as well as routine construction zone enforcement focusing on traffic violations, such as speed, following too close, other hazardous moving, and commercial motor vehicle violations. This zero tolerance policy directs troopers to take appropriate action on all observed traffic violations in construction/work zones by issuing uniform citations or warnings.

The Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Click It 4 Life!


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