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January 21, 2013 (La Mesa)--La Mesa Police Department, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths on the Martin Luther King holiday, aggressively enforced state speed laws during the third “Traffic Safety Enforcement Program“ operation. uce deaths and injuries on local roadways.

La Mesa Police Officers wrote 29 speeding tickets including one to a driver traveling at 81 miles per hour on a city street with a posted speed limit of 35 mph. 

In addition, one citation to someone driving on a suspended driver’s license, police impounded one vehicle and gave four verbal warnings for lesser traffic offenses in a six hour period on Monday morning.  . 

“These efforts will continue throughout the year and as long as it takes to get the message out to not speed in the City of La Mesa,” a press release issued by LMPD states. 

Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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