We see it every day, and the statistics agree - dangerous driving has increased nationwide over the last three years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In response to a rise in local cases of erratic driving and traffic-related incidents, the Collingswood Police Department has announced that it will be increasing traffic enforcement efforts throughout the town.
According to Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey, the move comes as a response to concerns expressed by residents over the rise in reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic violations. The police department will be deploying additional officers and resources to patrol key intersections and areas throughout the town.
The increased enforcement is expected to focus on high-traffic areas such as Haddon Avenue and Collings Avenue. Officers will be on the lookout for drivers who are speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making illegal U-turns, or engaging in other dangerous driving behaviors.
“Public safety is our top priority, and we are committed to taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors,” said the Chief. “By increasing traffic enforcement efforts, we hope to send a strong message that dangerous driving behaviors will not be tolerated in our community.”
The announcement was welcomed by Mayor Jim Maley, who has expressed concern over the increase in traffic incidents. “We’re pleased to see the police department taking proactive steps to address this issue,” said Maley. “It’s important that we all work together to ensure the safety of our streets and our community.”