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Niceville Police issue 67 speeding citations in 3-day “Operation Save the Day”

The Niceville Police Department recently concluded a three-day speed enforcement initiative called “Operation Save the Day” on Friday, April 26, 2024. During the initiative, a total of 77 traffic citations were issued, […]

Niceville Police Department

The Niceville Police Department recently concluded a three-day speed enforcement initiative called “Operation Save the Day” on Friday, April 26, 2024.

  • The campaign aimed to combat speeding and promote safe driving on State Road 20 between Rocky Bayou Dr and Government Ave, with increased enforcement hours between 1 and 5 pm.

During the initiative, a total of 77 traffic citations were issued, including 67 citations for speeding. In the 20 MPH speed limit zone, which is a school zone on Partin Drive, three citations were issued for speeding, with the average speed being 18 mph over the limit.

  • The lowest speed of a vehicle stopped in this zone was 37 MPH, while the fastest was 41 MPH.

In the 35 MPH speed limit zone, 57 citations were issued for speeding, with the average speed being 18 mph over the limit. The lowest speeding vehicle stopped in this zone was traveling at 45 MPH, while the fastest was clocked at 62 MPH.

Four citations were issued for speeding in the 45 MPH speed limit zone, with the average speed being 17 mph over the limit. The lowest speeding vehicle stopped in this zone was traveling at 60 MPH, and the fastest was recorded at 65 MPH.

  • Of the total citations issued for speeding, 61 were written for speeds 9 mph over the limit, 2 for speeds 10 mph over the limit, and 1 for a speed 14 mph over the limit.

The campaign saw a 40% reduction in traffic citations issued over the course of the three days, according to the Niceville PD.

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