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June 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Speed Enforcement Results in 96 Citations, 22 Warnings

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department recently conducted a speed enforcement operation focusing on roads leading in and out of the city.

During the operation, officers assigned to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Motor Squad stopped 122 drivers.

Officers stopped many drivers traveling 25 miles per hour above the posted speed limit. Several traffic stops included drivers racing each other.

In one case, officers stopped a driver for traveling 98 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. The driver told officers she was late for a job interview.

The operation resulted in 96 citations being issued and 22 warnings being issued.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is committed to addressing traffic safety.

So far in 2022, there have been 15 deadly traffic-related crashes.

Many of the crashes investigated by SLCPD officers, whether they are deadly or not, have some nexus to speeding. Speeding increases stopping distance and can lead to serious physical injury or death, depending on the crash impact.

The Salt Lake City Police Department continues to utilize the “SpeedWatchSLC” program to conduct traffic safety operations based on received community member complaints. To request traffic education and enforcement in your neighborhood, send an email to SLCPDMotor@slcgov.com and include specific information about the location and address of the traffic issue.

Established in 1909, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Motor Squad is one of the oldest in the country. The department’s Motor Squad works to ensure the safety of all road users by proactively conducting education and enforcement operations to remind road users of traffic safety laws. The squad provides traffic escorts for dignitaries and helps with security, logistics and community engagement during large gatherings and special events.

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