April 6, 2011
The Town of Clarkstown continues
its successful traffic education and enforcement initiative this month. Operation Slow Down will focus on five
more streets this April, following enforcement on 5 streets in March garnering a
total of 171 violations for speeding.
“Our Traffic Officers identified
specific roads in the Town of Clarkstown, based on volume and speed, that
require added attention to ensure our resident’s safety,” said Town Supervisor Alex
Gromack. “The purpose of Operation Slow Down is to educate our residents and
raise awareness about the dangers of speeding through our neighborhoods. This
is just another way our police department is keeping our Town safe.”
Clarkstown Police will increase
traffic enforcement on the following five roads throughout the month of April:
Strawtown Road in New City, Midland Avenue in Upper Nyack, Ridge Road in New
City, Twin Elms Lane in New City and Grandview Avenue in Nanuet.
Last month, traffic enforcement
occurred on the following streets with the total number of violations at 232,
for speeding, moving violations and others, as delineated below:
Old Route 304 in New City – 76
Rose Road in West Nyack – 34
Bardonia Road in Nanuet – 30
Old Haverstraw Road in Congers –
Prospect Street in Nanuet – 56
“So far Operation Slow Down is
proving to be successful,” said Chief Michael Sullivan. “The program focuses on
public safety, education about speeding and enforcement. We hope residents and
visitors continue to become more aware of the dangers of speeding through our
In February, Town Supervisor
Gromack, in conjunction with the Town Board and the Clarkstown Police
Department announced the start of Operation
Slow Down, a public awareness and enforcement initiative against speeding
and reckless drivers throughout the Town.
There are about 25 roadways
listed as the most notorious for speeders. Each month the Clarkstown Police
Department selects five roads.
The Clarkstown Police Department
received a $15,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant from the
Governor’s Traffic Safety Commission that is being utilized to fund Operation
Slow Down. While Traffic enforcement will be increased in these individual
areas, routine traffic enforcement will continue throughout the Town.