Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Haven Traffic Enforcement Unit Reports Weekly Figures

This report comes courtesy of the New Haven Police Traffic Enforcement Unit. See here for previous coverage of the new unit, and its creation last year. According to city sources, the city issued approximately 10,000 MV infractions in 2007 and 15,000 in 2008. With Chief Lewis's creation of a new traffic detail and expanded enforcement hours, the city is planning to issue at least 20,000 tickets in 2009.

Update: Week of 2/9/09-2/13/09

Infractions 217
Misdemeanors 2
Written warnings 16
Total 235

Cell phone 41
Red light 59
Stop sign 28
Speeding 68
Seat belt 22

Elm-York 61
Kimberly Ave. 41
Dixwell-Bassett 20
Whalley-W. Park 19
Ella Grasso Boulevard 15
Whitney-E. Rock 13
State-James 12
Chapel-Yale 9
Frontage-York 9
Howard-Sea 5
Townsend-Tuttle 4

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1 comment:

Stephen said...

I wonder how many bicycle riders get tickets for running red lights and stop signs, riding on sidewalks, and going the wrong way on one-way streets?

As a pedestrian, I see this happen all the time (and I often very nearly get hit because of bicycle infractions). Yet cyclists always complain about auto traffic violations!?

Cyclists should not call the kettle black.