Today through Jan. 1, the Rolla Police Department will be working overtime, focusing specifically on hazardous driving violations that occur on Missouri Route 72, U.S. Route 63 and Interstate 44 within the city limits.


Today through Jan. 1, the Rolla Police Department will be working overtime, focusing specifically on hazardous driving violations that occur on Missouri Route 72, U.S. Route 63 and Interstate 44 within the city limits.
Driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving, speeding and seat-belt violations are just some of the infractions these officers will be looking for during the upcoming holidays.
Police Chief Mark Kearse vows enforcement will be strict.
This important safety initiative was made possible through a traffic safety grant received from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Blueprint for Safer Roadways Program. 
“This is an on-going effort by the Rolla Police Department to protect the motoring public from those who may not be responsible in their driving habits,” said Cpl. Harry Eckman, Rolla Police Traffic Division supervisor.
“We also want to reduce motor vehicle crashes and the fatalities and injuries that can tragically result from them.”
For more information, please contact Eckman at 573 364-1213.