“The Park City is dedicated to keeping Bridgeport kids and families safe and secure. That’s why the efforts of the Bridgeport Police Department to crack down on dangerous driving this busy weekend is so important.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch
Bridgeport, Conn. (May 22, 2015) – This Memorial Day weekend the Bridgeport Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement given the high volume of travel expected over the holiday.
“Police will be out in full force this weekend,” said Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. “The increased traffic combined with the holiday means the department will be extra vigilant to keep the people of Bridgeport safe.”
AAA predicts that 37.2 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this weekend, with 31.3 million expected to drive, a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year.
“The Park City is dedicated to keeping Bridgeport kids and families safe and secure,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “We’re focused on building a city that is more walkable, which makes pedestrian safety an even greater priority for our city. That’s why the efforts of the Bridgeport Police Department to crack down on dangerous driving this busy weekend is so important. Thanks to the hardworking police officers for helping to make Bridgeport a safer, better place to live.”
The Bridgeport Police Traffic Division is also in the middle of the ‘Click It Or Ticket’ (CIOT) Enforcement Campaign. The campaign runs from May 18th through May 31st. Funds are being made available through the State Of Connecticut Dept of Transportation to cover the cost of the additional deployments.
“This campaign is about saving lives,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Our officers, along with departments around the state, are working hard to keep people safe.”
On just the first day of the ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign the Bridgeport Traffic Division issued 57 seat belt tickets and cited motorists for an additional 14 violations.
“We need to increase enforcement and crack down on those who don’t wear their seat belts to help prevent crash fatalities,” said Chief Gaudett.