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APD To Increase Traffic Enforcement Over Holiday

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Arcata Police Department will increase traffic enforcement in efforts to decrease the number of accidents over the Holiday. Police said they are mainly targeting the area near downtown which they expect to see the largest increase in traffic.


Police said there goal is to reduce the amount of impaired or distracted drivers along the roadways. The operation, they said, will focus on the main reasons collisions occur such as speed, unsafe turns and right of way violations.