February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day - Now Slow Down!

Two new radar trailers are being deployed to the streets of San Leandro - one where police decide and the other where residents ask for it. The radar trailers display the speed of passing vehicles to remind drivers to obey the speed limit. The trailers will sometimes be accompanied by a traffic officer for drivers who need a more forceful reminder.

Funding for the trailers came from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant, which lasts from October 2005 to December 2006, states, "The San Leandro Police Department will reduce persons killed and injured in traffic collisions. We will conduct speed enforcement operations and education to the motoring public. Radar trailers, hand-held laser devices, portable alcohol screening devices and enhanced enforcement of speed laws will be used. The department will increase the current staffing of the Traffic Division by one full-time officer as a contribution to the program."

Residents who like a radar trailer to de deployed in a specific location can call the traffic division of the San Leandro Police Department at (510) 577-3208.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 14, 2006 6:26 AM | TrackBack
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