FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JUNE 26, 2017
Troy Police Department: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Education and Enforcement Initiative Underway
TROY, NY – In coordination with a statewide effort to increase public awareness on pedestrian and bicyclist safety, the Troy Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will be distributing and posting pedestrian and bicycle safety information and brochures throughout the City of Troy during the week of June 26 – June 30. The safety effort will also include increased enforcement during the months of June and July.
The local safety effort by the Troy Police Department (TPD) is in support of the “Operation See! Been Seen” program recently announced by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The statewide initiative seeks to educate communities on traffic and pedestrian safety coupled with increased enforcement from local agencies. TPD’s Traffic Safety Unit will continue to conduct outreach and educational efforts throughout the week followed by a period of warnings to violators and then eventual enforcement actions will take place. The overall goal is to decrease pedestrian and bicycle related crashes and increase compliance with vehicle and traffic law for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
In recent months, the City of Troy has experienced an increase in pedestrian- and bicycle-related crashes resulting in injuries, including four separate incidents involving pedestrians struck by vehicles during two weeks in April and May. Educational efforts and increased enforcement by the TPD Traffic Safety Unit aim to reduce similar incidents across Troy. The TPD is committed to lowering the number of pedestrian crashes and make city roadways safe for users of all ages, abilities, and modes of travel.
Visit the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee website for safety tips and other information on pedestrian safety at http://safeny.ny.gov/
For further information on Troy’s Pedestrian and Bicyclist Education and Enforcement Initiative, please contact the Troy Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit at (518) 270-4524.
About the Troy Police Department:
The Troy Police Department (TPD) is staffed by 130 sworn members who serve and protect the approximately 50,000 residents of the City of Troy, New York. Accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, TPD provides a high level of service through an active community policing philosophy. Operating under the motto of “Service, Trust, and Professionalism,” the TPD is well-recognized for its partnership with community groups provided by three police facilities sited throughout the city. Learn more at http://www.troypd.org