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Operation Midway underway in Waterloo

WATERLOO (KWWL)--Waterloo police are stepping up efforts with ''Operation Midway'' this week.

Officers will ''Take the Fight to the Night'' by stepping up patrol during the nighttime hours.  The project is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.

It's an effort to lower serious injury and fatality crashes by utilizing officers during times when alcohol and speeding rates are higher and seat belt usage is lower.

Vehicle crash data from 2003 to 2007 reveals 13,303 crashes in Black Hawk County. 70 deaths were reported in those crashes.

The Waterloo Police Department encourages motorists not to drink and drive, to buckle up and pay attention to your speed.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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