Cincinnati police launch traffic safety enforcement ‘blitz’

Cincinnati police are launching a traffic safety blitz on Monday, targeting aggressive drivers,...
Cincinnati police are launching a traffic safety blitz on Monday, targeting aggressive drivers, speeders and other drivers violating the law.
Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 5:25 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2022 at 9:06 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are launching a traffic safety blitz on Monday that will target aggressive drivers, speeders and other violators for the next two weeks.

This data and complaint-based operation will focus on both traffic enforcement and education, CPD said in a tweet early Monday.

The “blitz” will run through Friday, Oct. 21.

Here are the target enforcement areas, according to CPD:

  • District One: Downtown/OTR, West End
  • District Two: Evanston, Madisonville, Mt. Lookout, Pleasant Ridge, Oakley
  • District Three: North/South Fairmount, Riverside, South Cumminsville, Westwood
  • District Four: Avodale, Bond Hill, North Avondale, Paddock Hills, Roselawn
  • District Five: Clifton, University Heights, Fairborn, Mt. Airy, College Hill, Northside and Spring Grove Village

Cincinnati has seen a rash of pedestrian-involved crashes including one that critically hurt an 8-year-old boy in Bond Hill on Sunday and another that killed a University of Cincinnati student and seriously hurt another.

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And on Monday morning, a vehicle flipped onto its side in East Price Hill, striking a utility pole and sending two people to the hospital, police say.

On Wednesday, Cincinnati City Council passed an ordinance to create an in-house pedestrian safety crew that will help the city roll out pedestrian safety projects faster.

Cincinnati police say they are working with residents to identify neighborhoods and areas of concern.

“Remember,” police said in their tweet, “you can still receive a traffic citation anywhere in the city.”

In the last week alone, three businesses reported damage from vehicles crashing either into their building or outdoor tables.

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No one was hurt in those three incidents, but at least one of the businesses was forced to temporarily close.