NPD to Hold Operation Cadence with High-Visibility Traffic Enforcement Projects on Labor Day Weekend

Date of Press Release: 
Wed, 08/28/2019
Press Release By: 
Capt. Barbour

This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time is often a dangerous time for Oklahoma’s roads, as many impaired drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating.

For this reason, the Norman Police Department will be out in full force implementing traffic safety enforcement projects across Norman. The safety projects will include a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night as well as high-visibility enforcement in areas that will have an increased level of holiday travel throughout Labor Day weekend. Officers will show zero tolerance for impaired driving.

Named in memory of Cadence Gordon, who was tragically killed in a collision caused by a driver under the influence of narcotics in Norman on Labor Day in 2013, the operation will focus on reducing impaired driving.

As you prepare to take part in the weekend’s festivities, keep in mind that even one drink can be one too many. If you are going to consume alcohol this holiday weekend, plan ahead and designate a sober driver. If impaired, use a ride share, call a taxi, a friend, or a family member to drive you home. But whatever you do, do not drink and drive.

The Operation Cadence Enforcement Project is held in partnership with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, ENDUI Oklahoma, and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Program.