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    FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    FYI - this comes from a friend who is a reliable source (via an email) and he has a couple connections. I'm not sure how valid it is, but thought I'd post since thousands will be traveling Thursday...
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    Please buckle up and watch your speeds this Thursday night. The bureaucrats need more money and will be patrolling I-29, I-80, I-35, and I-380 in 35 counties with a city, county, and ISP joint effort. They will be utilizing “laser sighting radar, aircraft, and specially trained dogs (K-9’s)”. Their words, not mine. A list of participating law enforcement agencies is attached.

    Please note that smaller cities like Clive, Windsor Heights, Bettendorf, etc. will have speed traps in place where these interstates run adjacent to, or through, these municipalities.


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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    They had a pretty large set up last year on 35 between des moines and ames.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Sounds like the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). they often do these for a few days around a holiday. GTSB - sTEP Program



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Thanks for the update...I'm from Ames but I don't have to worry about it. No reason to risk your life on the way to the game by excessive speeding. I know gametime is so close...but be careful! Don't need any cyclone fans losing their life.!



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    FYI - this comes from a friend who is a reliable source (via an email) and he has a couple connections. I'm not sure how valid it is, but thought I'd post since thousands will be traveling Thursday...
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    Please buckle up and watch your speeds this Thursday night. The bureaucrats need more money and will be patrolling I-29, I-80, I-35, and I-380 in 35 counties with a city, county, and ISP joint effort. They will be utilizing “laser sighting radar, aircraft, and specially trained dogs (K-9’s)”. Their words, not mine. A list of participating law enforcement agencies is attached.

    Please note that smaller cities like Clive, Windsor Heights, Bettendorf, etc. will have speed traps in place where these interstates run adjacent to, or through, these municipalities.
    Those specially trained dogs were out this weekend and had 3 cars pulled over for speeding north of Ames this past Saturday. Don't mess with them.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Or in Des Moines when they set up a little trap...on I think 103.3 they call it something around the lines of "tuesday afternoon fundraiser" except this time in Iowa looks like we got a "Thursday afternoon/night fundraiser"

    Also, stupid that they have to up enforcement to get more money for the beareaucrats

    Seems like someone needs to forward this to Central Iowa's news companies to put something on their Wednesday morning/night show to warn all people in/around the des moines and ames areas. Seems fair to me to shove it back in their face.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Those specially trained dogs were out this weekend and had 3 cars pulled over for speeding north of Ames this past Saturday. Don't mess with them.
    What exactly were these dog's doing? Searching vehicles for drugs or what?



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    Tailgaters Beware

    I'm sure we are all law-abiding citizens, but you might want to be "extra law-abiding" during your trip to and from the Jack on Thursday....

    Operation "I's"


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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    Also, stupid that they have to up enforcement to get more money for the beareaucrats

    Seems like someone needs to forward this to Central Iowa's news companies to put something on their Wednesday morning/night show to warn all people in/around the des moines and ames areas. Seems fair to me to shove it back in their face.
    The law enforcement agencies do announce these enforcement efforts to the media.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Yep, it was already mentioned on channel 13 tonight.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Speeding up to ames on a game day is usually a terrible idea.



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    And once again law enforcement will likely be pushing constitutional bounds...cough...illegalsearchandseizure...cough. "Excuse me sir, but it looked like your tags were expired from a distance, i see now they are not, but since there was just a game in Ames, and you have ISU plates, have you been drinking?"


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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    The dogs can run exactly 65 mph. If you pass them they arrest you.



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    He will be there



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    Re: FYI - Be Careful Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    The dogs can run exactly 65 mph. If you pass them they arrest you.
    Those magnificent animals are amazing tools for law enforcement, but I've heard they can be ill-tempered if you're disrespectful when they pull you over



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