Town aims to improve safety on 80 miles of roads
WOODBRIDGE >> The town is launching an initiative to remind the public about the risks of unsafe driving to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
“Safety is our No. 1 priority,” said Police Chief Frank Cappiello.
Cappiello and First Selectman Ellen Scalettar have received numerous phone calls and emails about speeding and other traffic enforcement issues from residents.
Although the town is small, it has more than 80 miles of roads, Scalettar said.
In the coming weeks, officers will be assigned to a rotating list of certain streets where they will be stopping motorists for speeding, texting, not wearing a seat-belt and other infractions.
“Obviously, our officers cannot be everywhere at all times, but they will do targeted enforcement in certain areas to cut down on safety hazards caused by speeding, texting and other unsafe driving practices,” she said.
Also, the Police Department plans to study the effects of the speed bumps that were installed on Landin Street this summer. Shortly after they were installed, the town received several requests for more. The result of the study will inform future use of speed bumps throughout town.