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New Canaan Police to Target Traffic Law Violators on Tuesday

Efforts to target drivers who exceed the speed limit and use handheld cell phones will be intensified, according a statement released by the department.

 

Several officers of the New Canaan Police Department will be assigned exclusively to traffic enforcement duties on Tuesday in an effort to catch motorists violating traffic laws, according to a statement released by Captain Leon Krolikowski.

Officers will be assigned to both marked and unmarked vehicles and will target motorists who exceed the speed limit, use handheld cell phones while driving, pass stopped school buses, following too closely to other vehicles and violate other traffic laws that can contribute to accidents.

"The New Canaan Police Department is serious about enforcing Connecticut’s traffic laws in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents," Krolikowski wrote in the statement.

Officers will pay particular attention to the following roads which, according to the department, have increased rates of motor vehicle accidents or are locations where citizen complaints about traffic safety have occurred:

  • New Norwalk Road
  • Silvermine Road
  • Heritage Hill Road
  • Smith Ridge Road
  • South Avenue
  • Oenoke Ridge Road
  • Old Stamford Road
  • Jelliff Mill Road
  • Ponus Ridge Road
mary parker October 25, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I am sorry but why do the Police publish when they are going to plan a day to catch people breaking the law? Cell phone use, running red lights, no seat belts, ect.. You are tipping the law breakers off to not do these things that day. Shouldn't it be un anounced and done every day?
Tom October 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I personally believe that the commuters who use Old Stamford Road as a motor speedway are some of the most aggressive drivers in town. I have been aggressively tailgaited at 6:15 am when I have the audacity to drive the speed limit on that road. I do it intentionally as this is where my children live. I don't care that you are going to be late for your train. Leave earlier.
Tom October 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Several years ago I was passed by a school bus at the intersection of Farm and South that subsequently ran the red light. That pretty much says it all. On Tuesday morning I watched a commuter attempt to pass a school bus that was driving to slowly for him at 6:20 am on Old Stamford. I laughed hysterically as the school bus then put its red flashing lights on and stopped for no one. I tip my hat to that.
Greenhill October 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I hear you on that one I bet it is related to a similar issue seen in the State of Ohio. The local and state police must publish DUI/DWI traffic stop locations a week in advance. Why? Random checkpoints that are published cannot be claimed as entrapment according to the US Supreme Court. To a certain extent the NCPD are providing a courtesy and public announcement warning while protecting the integrity of the summons issed to violators if they go to court.
gb October 25, 2012 at 01:38 PM
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