THPD steps up stop sign enforcement
The Two Harbors Police Department has been focusing on stop sign enforcement the last few weeks.
Chief Rick Hogenson said the effort started as a goal for the THPD due to officers' observations on patrol and complaints from concerned residents. Some motorists were rolling through stop signs in downtown without even hitting the brakes.
Nearly 60 stops were made over the past two weeks, including 24 on Aug. 23 alone. While traffic stops have increased, the THPD has yet to issue a citation for a stop sign violation. The strategy seems to be working.
Hogenson noted that despite all the stops, no one has been stopped a second time during the heightened enforcement period.