Grand Junction Police Department to conduct increased traffic enforcement October 29

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – The Grand Junction Police Department says traffic clocks in as one of its largest local complaints. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, GJPD will increase traffic enforcement in complaint heavy areas like Patterson Road, North Avenue and Highway 50.

Officers wants to promote safety, especially with so many trick or treaters traveling on foot this year.

“You don’t want somebody flying down the roadway where the speed limit is 30 and they’re doing 55 miles an hour,” Sergeant Richard Roquemore expresses, “You got little kids out there walking around, so we wanna try to get a jump on the holiday season and get people that just slow down and be mindful of the laws.”

The traffic enforcement is focusing on other big complaints too, like excessive noise and drag racing after 5 p.m.

“The Grand Junction Police Department receives many calls and concerns about reckless driving,” Cora Dickey reports, “While this operation is only happening for one night, officers may conduct more traffic enforcement down the road.”

There are no checkpoints but officers stress that one stop for speeding could lead to a bigger charge.

“It may be a simple speeding ticket but it could end up being we’d have to call an officer for to handle a DUI investigation,” Sergeant Richard Roquemore mentions.

The operation is meant to ensure quality of life, keeping the the streets safe and making sure drivers follow the rules of the road.

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