Omaha Police participate in national campaigns regarding drug-impaired, distracted driving

(Bridget | PHOTO: @OmahaPoliceDepartment Facebook page)
Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 5:03 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Police Department is participating in two national campaigns in April.

The 2022 Drug-Impaired Campaign started Monday and will end on April 24.

With the popular slogan “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” OPD and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration teamed up to help keep drug-impaired drivers off the roads and spread the message that drug-impaired driving is dangerous and illegal according to the release.

Press Release: The Omaha Police Department is taking part in the 2022 Drug Impaired Campaign which runs from April 18th...

Posted by Omaha Police Department on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The other campaign OPD participated in wrapped up on April 10.

This campaign is also a collaboration with NHTSA for U Drive. U Text. U Pay. According to the release, from April 4-10 officers enforced texting and distracted driving laws to make roads safer for all drivers.

Here are the results of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign:

  • Wireless Communication Device (Texting and Driving) citations - 39
  • Speeding citations - 67
  • Total citations, all offenses - 264
  • Arrests - 15

Press Release: The U Drive. U Text. U Pay. grant concluded on April 10th. The following action was taken by OPD:...

Posted by Omaha Police Department on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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