Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas


The Kearney Police Department began their new program the Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas (PTEA) on January 3, 2017. There are three objectives of the program:

  1. Educate citizens of lawful and safe driving habits through traditional and social media.
  2. Gain voluntary compliance from the public, through aggressive traffic statute enforcement practices that are specific to location, time and type of violation.
  3. Reduce the number of vehicle collisions at high traffic volume intersections and roadways.
The locations will be assigned monthly by the Operations Captain and the Lieutenants. The criteria for determining these locations will be based on:

  • Accidents and causes
  • Traffic congestion
  • Public complaints – please use Access Kearney on the City of Kearney website or download the Access Kearney App to report
  • City complaints
  • Manpower
  • Calls for service load
  • Officer/supervisor observations and recommendations



PTEA Locations:

During the month of July, Kearney Police Officers will be focusing citywide on drag racing or what is better known today as street racing.

Street racing encourages motorists to drive at speeds excessive of those which have been deemed safe for public roadways and it is an extremely dangerous form of reckless driving.  Street racing threatens the safety of not only those who are racing, but also spectators, other motorists and pedestrians.

Any person convicted of violating Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,195 shall be guilty of a Class II misdemeanor.