At the request of the Upper Nyack Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) the Clarkstown Police Department traffic enforcement has been monitoring the area around the school and determined that these speed/message boards would be beneficial. They will alert drivers of their speed with a message to slow down if they are going above the speed limit. The speed limit in a school zone is 15 MPH (when school is in session).
“Our Traffic Officers have identified the need for additional attention in the neighborhood of the Upper Nyack Elementary School to ensure the safety of the students and the resident,” said Supervisor Alex Gromack. “This is just another way that our Clarkstown Police Department is keeping our community safe.”
“This is an extension of our Operation Slow Down which has proven to be successful,” said Police Chief Michael Sullivan. “The program focuses on public safety, education about speeding, and enforcement. We hope residents and visitors continue to become more aware of the dangers of speeding through our neighborhoods, particularly in school zones.”
The Traffic Logix SafePace 600 radar feedback sign has two lines of completely customizable LEDs that can display text and graphics. The Clarkstown Police Department utilized $25,000 from seizure funds to purchase the equipment.