TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGNS

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NEWS RELEASE:

High Springs Police Department Will Be Out in Full Force to Catch Drunk Drivers
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 

August 21, 2015 – As summer winds down, the High Springs Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 20-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving.

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HIGH SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT SELECTED TOP IN FLORIDA FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES

July 17, 2015 – the High Springs Police Department (HSPD) was honored as the top law enforcement agency in Florida when it comes to traffic safety enforcement initiatives. Traffic Officer James Yakubsin and the Chief of Police, attended the awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida receiving 1st place honors in all three of the Traffic Safety Challenges in the 9-16 sworn officers group. The Challenges, administrated by the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a grant funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Challenges include, the Florida Law Enforcement DUI Challenge, Click It or Ticket, and the granddaddy of them all, the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge. Kate Nelson, Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Liaison Program in her correspondences to the Police Chief, wrote, “As a result of your efforts in developing a comprehensive traffic safety program, your department made a significant and positive impact in your community by reducing traffic related crashes, injuries and fatalities.”   

HSPD was awarded trophies, certificates of recognition and 15,000 points for each Challenge. The total award of 45,000 points will be utilized to purchase additional traffic safety equipment needed by the agency.

“I am extremely proud of our Officers and the job they do every day ensuring a safe community through traffic safety. We are ecstatic to be recognized for our efforts and continue to implement programs, educate our Community, and use targeted enforcement campaigns to reduce injuries and encourage traffic safety practices, said the Chief of Police. 

CLICK IT OR TICKET CHALLENGE – On June 22, 2015, the High Springs Police Department received written correspondence that as a result of our efforts in developing a comprehensive traffic safety program, our department made a significant and positive impact in our Community by reducing traffic related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The High Springs Police Department once again placed in the top three compared to similar sized agencies in Florida.

2014 FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE – On May 26, 2015, the High Springs Police Department received written correspondence that as a result of our efforts in developing a comprehensive traffic safety program, our department made a significant and positive impact in our Community by reducing traffic related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The Florida Law Enforcement Challenge rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in Florida. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding, and other areas of traffic safetyThe High Springs Police Department placed in the top three compared to similar sized agencies in Florida based on the following data compiled for reporting years 2012, 2013, and 2014. The High Springs Police Department was featured on WCJB TV-20.

2012 – 2014 Alcohol Related Crashes: 2012 = 0; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Motorcycle Crashes: 2012 = 0: 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Distracted Driver Related Crashes: 2012 = 180; 2013 = 131; 2014 = 111. Pedestrian/Bicycle Related Crashes: 2012 = 5; 2013 = 3; 2014 = 0. Traffic Fatalities: 2012 = 2; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Alcohol Related Fatalities: 2012 = 1; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Seat Belt Related Fatalities: 2012 = 0; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Motorcycle Related Fatalities: 2012 = 0; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. Pedestrian/Bicycle Related Fatalities: 2012 = 1; 2013 = 0; 2014 = 0. DUI Arrests: 2012 = 17; 2013 = 9; 2014 = 14. Citations Issued: 2012 = 1,025; 2013 = 767; 2014 = 1,058. High Springs Safety Belt Usage Rates: 2012 = 87%; 2013 = 94%; 2014 = 100%. Number of Crashes: 2012 = 65; 2013 = 59; 2014 = 45. Number of Injury Crashes: 2012 = 33; 2013 = 27; 2014 = 27. 2014 Citations Seat Belt Citations: 238 Speeding Citations: 340 Motorcycle Citations: 26 Distracted Driving Citations: 130 Pedestrian/Bicycle Citation: 1 

May 18 – 31, 2015 – CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

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FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT DUI CHALLENGE – On May 1, 2015, the High Springs Police Department received written correspondence that as a result of our efforts in developing a comprehensive traffic safety program, our department made a significant and positive impact in our Community by reducing traffic related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The High Springs Police Department placed in the top three compared to similar sized agencies in Florida for the two DUI Challenges.

 

April 27, 2015 – Traffic Safety Banner at the intersection of North Main Street and NW US Highway 441.

CLICK IT OR TICKET Banner and signs displayed at the High Springs Community School.

NEWS RELEASE:

HIGH SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC SAFETY SLOGAN

Recently, all Members of the High Springs Police Department formulated a Traffic Safety Slogan for the City of High Springs. Each Member of the Agency was tasked with the responsibility of submitting a Traffic Safety Slogan which they felt best exemplifies the commitment to Traffic Safety in High Springs. The Traffic Safety Slogans were anonymously compiled and each Member made their final selection. “Ensuring a Safe Community Through Traffic Safety” outscored the next closet slogan by a margin of 4 to 1.

The new Traffic Safety Slogan and High Springs Police Department badge will be proudly depicted on a 3′ x 8′ banner and displayed at the intersection of NW Santa Fe Boulevard and Main Street, one of the City’s most highly traveled intersections.

According to the Chief of Police, “The ultimate goal is that the Traffic Safety Slogan will get you thinking about the importance of Traffic Safety in High Springs. Many car accidents caused everyday are preventable!” 

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