Between Sept. 3-10, the Garden City Police Department conducted an aggressive driving enforcement detail to coincide with the beginning of the school season.
The department conducted a "strategic and aggressive driving campaign" that consisted of special patrols targeting aggressive driving violations throughout the village with an emphasis on excessive speed violations in the vicinity of village schools, according to police commissioner Ken Jackson.
Here are the results of the enforcement:
Speeding in a school zone: 54 tickets Other speeding violations: 12 tickets Other violations: 148 tickets (miscellaneous moving violations, cell phone violations, Stop sign violations, red light violations, suspended license violations and suspended registration violations)
Commissioner Jackson and Detective Richard Pedone, along with Nicole and Matthew Morales and AAA director of traffic safety John Corlett, recently helped AAA New York launch its 68th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign by mounting traffic safety posters in the community, warning drivers to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters returned to school.