NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

  

Huntsville Police Awarded Grant’s for Traffic Initiatives

 

Huntsville, Alabama (October 28, 2009) Huntsville Police Chief Henry Reyes announced officers will be stepping up traffic enforcement at selected locations throughout Huntsville for the next year. HPD has been awarded two grants by the State’s Traffic Safety Office (ADECA) specifically targeted at dangerous intersections which are identified by high crashes and DUI related involvements. These “HOT SPOTS” will be targeted with special enforcement efforts at selected times based on the past crash data provided by the state’s C.A.R.E. computer in Tuscaloosa. Grants totaling over $57,000 will be used to pay officers overtime for enforcing traffic laws at these locations. Officers will be looking for prime contributing circumstances of these accidents including following too closely, running red lights, speeding, and DUI.

 

Hot Spot areas which have shown to have at least 35 crashes resulting in injuries in the Huntsville area are as follows:

North Memorial Parkway at Sparkman Drive

Jordan Lane at Holmes Avenue

University Drive at North Memorial Parkway

Jordan Lane at University Drive

University Drive at Pulaski Pike

Governors Drive at Memorial Parkway

University Drive at Wynn Drive

Highway 20 at Research Park Boulevard

Airport Road at Whitesburg Drive

Mooresmill Road at Highway 72 east

 

Hot Spot areas which have recorded significant DUI related crashes are as follows:

Winchester Road at Moores Mill Road

Bob Wallace Avenue at Leeman Ferry Road

Drake Avenue at Newsom Road

Oakwood Avenue at Pulaski Pike

Chasewood Drive at Drake Avenue

Andrew Jackson Way at Ward Avenue

Carl T. Jones at Garth Road

Jordan Lane at Sparkman Drive

Sparkman Drive at Pulaski Pike

Hwy SR-20 at Greenbriar Road

Old Monrovia Road at Providence Street