Officers with the Seymour Police Department recently participated in Indiana’s rural demonstration project, which involves federal highway safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
Officers working this detail are paid with grant money working overtime.
The target area was 30 rural counties with the highest rate of unrestrained motorists in crashes. The project ended July 31.
Five Seymour officers worked this seat belt enforcement campaign for a total of 36½ hours. They issued 133 warnings and citations and made one criminal arrest for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Seymour’s seat belt compliance rate is 96.4 percent, which is higher than the state average.