Speeding Biggest Offense In Cincinnati Police Traffic Study

Nov 1, 2018

The Cincinnati Police Department released initial results after two weeks of a traffic safety blitz in several city neighborhoods. The goal of the program was to target aggressive driving and speeding.

The department reported Thursday it issued 773 violations - 620 of them for speed enforcement.

"This is an opportunity to help change behavior and encourage drivers to slow down," Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a press release. "With many of our neighbors walking in their communities to school and work each day, we want to make sure drivers and pedestrians are taking every precaution and following traffic laws."

The police department said it wanted to highlight education, enforcement and engineering.

The department picked several neighborhoods with complaints from residents about aggressive and reckless driving.

  • District 1:  Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, West End
  • District 2: Pleasant Ridge, Hyde Park, Mt. Washington
  • District 3: Lower Price Hill, East Price Hill, Westwood
  • District 4: Avondale, Bond Hill, Walnut Hills, Paddock Hills, Roselawn
  • District 5: Northside, Mt. Airy, Winton Terrace, College Hill, Clifton Gas Light District

Cincinnati police say the number of pedestrians hurt or killed in traffic accidents has increased in the last five years.

From 2013 to 2017, 30 pedestrians were killed as a result of traffic accidents. Nearly 1,600 pedestrians were injured during that same time period.

Other violations issued included moving and seatbelt violations and driving under suspension.