Special focus on traffic violations to begin Thursday
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the upcoming Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP).
Sheriff deputies will begin heightened enforcement for intoxicated drivers, seat belt usage, speed, suspended drivers, narcotics searches, assisting motorists and other traffic violations.
The period of heightened enforcement begins Thursday and ends Sunday.
The sTEP program consists of five high visibility enforcement waves throughout the year meant to get motorists to change their driving behavior by buckling up, slowing down, driving sober and obeying all traffic laws in order to reduce the number of traffic crashes.
The next sTEP will be during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.