Nearly 100 traffic tickets per day were issued during a recent multi-agency saturation patrol in the Sioux Falls area.

Over the course of just three days over the past three months (3/29, 4/12, 5/18), officers from the Sioux Falls Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office worked together targeting dangerous driving which includes speeding, reckless driving, and exhibition driving.

The overall numbers from the saturation patrol:

  • Total citations: 310
  • Warnings: 120
  • Total Arrests: 34
  • Eluding Arrests: 13
  • Drug Arrests: 3
  • DWI Arrests: 4
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South Dakota isn't the only state cracking down on dangerous driving.

Recently, the Minnesota State Patrol announced plans to curb speeding on rural roads in the North Star State.

After seeing traffic fatalities on highways jump by nearly 40 percent in the first four months of 2024, the patrol has launched the Rural Speed Reduction Project, which will see an increased presence of troopers on high-risk rural highways this spring and summer in the hopes of cutting back on the number of fatal crashes.

So far, 116 fatalities have been reported on Minnesota highways this year, compared to just 84 at this time in 2023. Of those deaths this year, 31 have been classified as speed-related.

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