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speeding & loud cars & motorcycles, not stopping @ stop sign @ Roy & Booth Rd
Speeding in residential areas is one of my pet peeves. If you can narrow it down to a time of day or even day of the week when the worst offenders are abusing your neighborhood, you might help improve the impact of police enforcement when they do get a cruiser set up there to write some tickets. In defense of police departments all over JI Land, I know a lot of them do quite a bit of enforcement but driver behavior is a tough nut to crack.
The person you want to reach at Enfield PD is Sgt. Charles Grasso, 860-763-6400. Grasso and the Enfield PD are participants with Metro Traffic Services, which is an effort to pool resources from various police departments in the area to target specific traffic areas for enforcement. Give him a call.
It's only been a couple of weeks, but I'm wondering if you've seen any additional speed enforcement?
Another avenue you can pursue is to reach out to the town itself. You can do that online at the link below or call town hall yourself and ask to speak with the mayor or town manager.
That's the link to Enfield's "Citizen Request Form" ... the town likely tracks all the requests there and routes them to the appropriate department. However, commenting publicly about progress is something you can do here, so try those options and let me know how it goes. I'll be curious to hear whether the town actually responds to the online option.
Hello... mentioned your report in today's column:
Thanks for following up on this, Doug and Graham.
The best way to address speeding in the long term is to design the road to the speed you want cars to drive on it. Typically, the width of the driving lane is directly proportional to the speed at which cars drive along it.
You can also add things like raised crosswalks, which provide pedestrian comfort and basically eliminate speeding in excess of 25 MPH.
Here's one more story on the speeding topic:
A lot of folks responded after the story last week. I'm also working on a third piece about West Hartford's traffic calming efforts, which they say are getting results.
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