LPD to up traffic enforcement in April

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month for law enforcement agencies across the nation.

The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) will be conducting its “Red Light/Distracted Driving” Traffic Enforcement Project from Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 16.

The project is funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, allowing a heightened police presence at high accident intersections. LPD will specifically be watching any vehicles running red lights.

Officers will also be watching for anyone texting while driving.

The fine for a traffic signal violation is $75 and $200 for texting while driving.

According to LPD, 916 red light violations were found in 2020, 975 in 2019, and 1090 in 2018.

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