[IW] Traffic Enforcement

Pat Dutt pduttster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 13:40:52 CST 2016

City of Ithaca Police Department

 120 East Clinton Street, Ithaca, New York, USA 14851-6557


 Pete Tyler, Deputy Chief of Police

 Vincent P. Monticello, Acting Deputy Chief of Police

John R. Barber, Chief of Police

Public Safety Announcement

Prepared by: Officer Jamie Williamson Date Prepared: January 29, 2016

Targeted Traffic Enforcement

During the winter months the Ithaca Police Department will have extra
police officers patrolling the streets of Ithaca looking for various
violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Specifically,
officers will be looking for distracted drivers, drunk drivers and
violations for speeding in school zones. Police will be conducting safety
check points and roving patrols on different days and different hours.

Distracted driving laws cover the use of a cell phone without a hands-free
device while
operating a motor vehicle. The newest distracted driving law also includes
the use of a portable electronic device which includes holding, viewing,
transmitting or saving electronic data such as email, text messages or
browsing the web. Speed limits in school zones are in effect from 7:00 am
to 6:00 pm. These violations recklessly place school children and faculty
in harm’s way. Driving While Intoxicated offenses are a supreme danger to
motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Chief Barber and the rest of the
IPD family place DWI enforcement at the top of their list when evaluating
safety initiatives.

Officers working these enforcement details will be vigilant in their
efforts to identify and stop operators in violation of these laws. Officers
will also be using a zero-tolerance approach when they observe a violation.
Funding for this type of enforcement is paid for by the Selective Traffic
Enforcement Program Grant (STEP). The STEP Grant was awarded to Ithaca
Police in 2012 by the NYS Governors Traffic Safety Committee. The goal of
the Ithaca Police Department, through education and enforcement, is to make
roadways safer and decrease traffic crashes within the City of Ithaca.

Police Dispatcher: 607-272-3245 Police Administration: 607-272-9973


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