St. Louis metro area police will focus their attention on I-270 from June 21-September 21 in an effort to reduce St. Louis automobile accidents. Departments from the St. Louis, Missouri region, including St. Louis County police, municipality police such as departments from Creve Couer, Ferguson, Hazelwood, Florissant, Town and Country, and Maryland Heights, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol will work together to help reduce dangerous, agressive driving on I-270, which can lead to serious personal injuries or even death. The various departments have formed HEAT, or “High Enforcement Action Team.”
St. Louis County Police report that in 2009, there were nearly 1,700 traffic accidents on I-270. This summer, traffic on I-270 could be especially dangerous because of road work being done on that highway. Currently, a major road project is being implemented at I-270 and Page/Dorsett, with lane closures. Extra patrols from HEAT will be out issuing tickets for drivers not obeying the speed limit or committing other traffic violations.