This weekend was a great one to spend outdoors and Sioux Falls police also out on the street in full force for a saturation patrol this weekend.
KSFY News along with an officer to find out the purpose of today's saturation patrol.
We've got a long holiday weekend coming up so both the police department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol were out on the streets and highways in our area, to remind drivers of the importance of maintaining safe driving habits.
Nearly 20 additional officers took to the streets Saturday to focus on our driving habits.
All throughout Sioux Falls, from 8a.m. until 4 p.m., traffic officers were looking for those bad habits which can cause accidents.
If you were stopped by the police, you might have been given a friendly reminder to drive safely or a ticket.
And during those stops officers may hear lots of excuses.
Officer Doug Flora tells us about some of the drivers and violations they were looking for today.
"We will stop speeders, seat belt violations, and any other violations along with the impaired driver as well," Officer Flora said.
"We should constantly be thinking about, when you get inside your car, to do a little check, make sure you have your seatbelt on, and you're following the appropriate distance while you're driving, and not to be speeding," Officer Flora added.
While we were riding along with Officer Flora, in one hour, he handed out a few tickets.
He stopped a couple people for speeding. And a few people had a some other violations, including something we should all do automatically when we get in our cars, which is as officer flora said, put on our seatbelt.
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