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Aggressive Driving Campaign Coincides With School Opening

Garden City police targeting motorists speeding in school zones, passing stopped school buses.

Between Sept 4-11, the Garden City Police Department conducted an aggressive driving enforcement detail to coincide with the beginning of the school season.

During the campaign, special patrols were assigned to address aggressive driving violations throughout the village, with an emphasis on school zone excessive speed violations, according to Acting Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson.

Here are the results of the enforcement:

  • Speeding in a school zone: 60
  • Speeding: 10
  • Passing Stopped School Bus: 2
  • Other Moving Violations (Unsafe Turn, Cell Phone, Passed Red Light/Stop Sign: 31
Jonathan Schwieger Jr. September 13, 2012 at 02:09 PM
"aggressive driving enforcement"...Sounds like they are making sure everyone drives aggressively. Shouldn't it be "safe-driving enforcement"? Or even more accurately, "enforcement", considering they are just enforcing the laws which are in place...as they are supposed to do on a daily basis anyways.
john sullivan September 13, 2012 at 03:03 PM
years ago while working on the 1999 school bond issue; i was asked by the news "what did i think was the biggest problem in garden city?" their expected response was either the condition of the schools or St. Paul's. much to their surprise i answered "speeding" and i still believe that today. much of the village has become a motorcross rally and to the speeding issue i add driving while texting/cellphones. i hope the village police and the garden city courts take a zero tolerance attitude until the problem is cleared up. by the way increase the fines and double and triple them for resident violations. it will save lives. and before the village invests another nickel in to the senior facility i hope they re-do the crsoowalk, put in a well timed light and some sidewalks that way maybe more than a handful will have access to it. try walking there in the morning or evening it is a deathtrap waiting to happen. i personally have no sympathy for any resident who receives a speeding/cell ticket and would offer no leniency.
Jonathan Schwieger Jr. September 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
In case anyone wants to see where and when traffic deaths have occurred in G.C. from 1975-2009. http://www.city-data.com/accidents/acc-Garden-City-New-York.html Looks like 62 deaths in that time period, unfortunately the data doesn't say the reasons for the accidents (except a few talking about drunk drivers).