Truckee PD Names Tahoe Donner as New Traffic Enforcement Zone

Community: Traffic Enforcement Zone Program- Committed to developing safer driving habits within Truckee

Alert from Truckee Police, sent May 12, 2017

"As the Town of Truckee enters the 2017 summer season, we all look forward to the nice weather and the opportunities of the summer season. With the increase in outdoor activities, there is also an increase in traffic issues in town. There are a variety of reasons for this: some related to better driving conditions (no snow and ice on roadways), increased users (bikes, walkers), and increased trips (construction activity, street maintenance).

As a part of our commitment to the community, Truckee Police Department will be increasing enforcement in areas with the highest concerns. The police department has developed a program called 'Traffic Enforcement Zones.'  Similar to the concept of other high visibility programs such as 'Slow for the Cone Zone' and construction safety programs, Truckee PD will be dedicating staff time to specific areas of the town that have been identified as needing additional enforcement in an attempt to reduce traffic concerns.

This enforcement program also has a strong educational component. We will be using traditional and social media outlets to make sure the motoring public has a chance to change their driving behavior before entering a Traffic Enforcement Zone. We will do this by providing tips on safe driving and identifying Traffic Enforcement Zones. Our goal is not to issue large numbers of citations, but rather change behaviors. The goal of the Truckee Police Department is to be responsive to community concerns while working to increase safety in all areas, including traffic.
One of the first Traffic Enforcement Zones will be addressing is the Tahoe Donner subdivision. This is our largest neighborhood in town and consequently we receive the highest volume of traffic complaints from this area. We will be specifically addressing areas on Alder Creek Road, Northwoods Boulevard near Zermatt, the lower Skislope area, and the Northwoods and Northwoods intersection.  Officers will continue to work traffic in other areas of the subdivision and the town, but will focus on these identified areas.

For more information on this program or to speak directly with the Traffic Sergeant or Officer, contact Sgt. Robert Womack at rwomack@townoftruckee.com or Ofc. Mark Victors at mvictors@townoftruckee.com. Traffic complaints can also be e-mailed to traffic@townoftruckee.com or filed 24 hours a day at 530-550-2320 (dispatch).

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