The Cheyenne Police Department will be conducting high-visibility traffic enforcement across the city this month, according to spokesman Officer Dan Long.

He says the effort is being paid for with a federal grant that will pay for overtime for officers for traffic enforcement. Long says the department typically undertakes a special traffic enforcement about five times a year. While Long says officers will be looking for all types of traffic violations, he adds there will be special attention paid to occupant safety issues. He says federal figures show that in 2011 there were 10, 180 fatalities of unrestrained vehicle occupants.

Long also says the most common traffic violations in Cheyenne involve speeding and motorists talking on cell phones while driving, so he expects a fair number of tickets to be written for those violations as well.