Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Be Advised

The Hudson Police Department issued the following press release this afternoon.

Alcohol is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. Drinking and driving kills 28 people a day in the U.S.--about one person every 52 minutes--according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That is more than 10,000 lives lives each year to drunk driving.
In response to this very important public safety concern, the Hudson Police Department will perform "High Visibility Enforcement" over the Fourth of July holiday. Working in concert will all local police agencies and supported by Columbia County Stop DWI, our police officers will be conducting stationary checkpoints and mobile DWI enforcement patrols. Increased enforcement will take place between July 1 and 5, 2022.
The purpose of this announced enforcement period is to raise public awareness, educate motorists, and ultimately make our roads safer.

1 comment:

  1. This seems important, but it would be nice if HPD could figure out a way to ENFORCE the speed limit downtown where drivers can REGULARLY be found speeding, esp on State, and not just on holidays. HPD Chief Moore has said that there is no way they can enforce the limit downtown with a radar gun, that it is impossible. So the speeding and reckless driving continues and gets worse and worse. Someone, a cyclist or pedestrian, is going to get hit and killed soon. The conditions are calling for it. It's bound to happen.
    B Huston