STEP Program

By: News Release
Sep 11th, 2020

The Manchester Police Department participated in the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program which started Friday August 21, 2020. ‘STEP” is A Special Traffic Enforcement Program conducted across the State of Iowa. The focus is on compliance and use of seat belts as it has been shown that the use of seat belts saves lives and reduces injury. The special enforcement effort took place in Manchester from Friday August 21, 2020 through Monday September 7, 2020. Police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester observing seat belt usage. Police conducted a pre-enforcement survey prior to the enforcement program and found that 82.5% of drivers in Manchester were using their seat belts. During the enforcement program the Manchester Police Department issued 7 traffic citations, 60 traffic warnings.  A second survey was conducted after the enforcement program was completed. The survey indicated that 93.3% of the drivers’ were in compliance with the seat belt law. The Manchester Police Department strives to keep the citizens and visitors of Manchester safe while traveling our city streets.