Medina Journal-Register — The Albion Police Department will be participating in the “Buckle Up New York Campaign” from May 20 to June 2. The department was awarded a $779 grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee to participate in this statewide initiative.
Albion Police will have extra officers on duty during this two-week enforcement wave. These officers will be conducting road checks and patrolling throughout the village to ensure seatbelt compliance.
The main factors that cause fatalities in motor vehicle accidents continue to be speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The safety of community streets continues to be one of the number one goals of the Albion Police Department, and this initiative is one way in which it will try to maintain that safety.
Over the past several years year the department has worked hard to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians. Using details such as pedestrian crosswalk operations, DWI check points and other focused patrols several dangerous motorists have been removed from the roads. Seatbelt enforcement efforts have also been successful in preventing countless injuries.
As a result of its officers’ work in promoting traffic safety, for the past two years, the Automobile Association of America (AAA) has awarded Albion’s police department with the Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award.