Albion PD issues 72 traffic tickets during opening week of school

Posted 10 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni

ALBION – The Albion Police Department recently conducted a three-day Speed Enforcement Detail in the School Speed Zone on East Avenue.

The Police Department conducted the detail during the opening week for the Albion Central School on Sept. 3-5. The Albion Police Department received a $5,040 grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to participate in the statewide Police Traffic Services Program.

The goal of this grant is to increase seatbelt usage and reduce speeding, and aggressive, distracted and other dangerous driving behaviors in an effort to reduce serious injury and death from traffic crashes.

During the opening week of school Albion Police Officers issued 72 Uniform Traffic Tickets for various Vehicle & Traffic Law violations including the following:

63 – Speeding in School Zone Tickets;
3 – Uninspected Motor Vehicles;
2 – Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 3rd Degree;
1 – Unregistered Motor Vehicle;
1 – Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle;
1 – Seatbelt Violation;
1 – Stop Lamp Violation.

The main factors that cause fatalities in motor vehicle accidents continues to be speeding, not wearing seatbelts and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The safety of our streets continues to be among the top goals of the Albion Police Department. We will continue to strive to make our community safe.