Lieutenant Jason Murphy: email@example.com
TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERNS
Sergeant Jeffrey Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answers To Frequently Asked Traffic Questions:
Will the Town install speed humps on my residential street?
No. Many years ago, the Town had a speed hump installation program for residential streets. The program was discontinued because of too many issues and resident complaints about the humps. Some motorists would intentionally drive over the humps at high speeds creating a neighborhood nuisance, or swerve onto front lawns to avoid the humps, or speed up between the humps to make up for lost time. Some motorists would divert to other streets to avoid the humps, transferring a speeding issue from one area to another.
Why doesn't the Town install a stop sign "here" ?
As with traffic signals, stop signs are installed based on at a particular intersection based on traffic volumes, visibility and the accident rate. Many people believe that stops signs are the answer to controlling speed along streets. The NY State Manual of Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 17B (NYCRR Title17B) states that stop signs are not to be used as a speed control device, but to identify who has the right of way at an intersection. Studies have shown that when unwarranted stop signs are installed along a road, motorists soon realize that the stops signs are unnecessary, and begin to run the stop sign. This behavior could lead to an accident. Also, motorists tend to speed up after an unwarranted stop sign as they are frustrated having to stop or slow at what they feel is an unnecessary stop sign. In many cases, measured speeds have been higher between unwarranted stop signs than before the signs were installed.
How do I make the police department aware of a traffic concern (speeders, illegal passing) that happens on my street or elsewhere in town?
The Rotterdam Police Department is committed to making our roads safe. You may either call in the complaint to the main desk at 355-7331 or you may email your request to Sergeant Collins at email@example.com.
OFFENDER REGISTRY QUESTIONS
Investigator Patrick Farry: firstname.lastname@example.org