NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

Huntsville Police Awarded Grants for Traffic Initiatives

 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 3, 2010) Huntsville Police Chief Mark Hudson announced officers will be stepping up traffic enforcement at selected locations.  The enforcement efforts will start just in time for the holiday season and continue throughout 2011. 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” and “DUI HIGH FREQUENCY” locations will be targeted with special enforcement efforts at selected times based on the past three years of crash data provided by the State’s C.A.R.E. fusion computer. Grants totaling over $57,000 will be used to pay officers overtime for enforcing traffic laws at these locations. Officers will focus on violations listed as primary 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:
University Drive at Jordan Lane

Highway 20 at Research Park Boulevard

North Parkway at University Drive

North Parkway at Sparkman Drive

Jordan Lane at Sparkman Drive
South Parkway at Governors Drive

Jordan Lane at Holmes Avenue

Pulaski Pike at University Drive

South Parkway at Drake Avenue

Airport Road at Whitesburg Drive

 

HIGH FREQUENCY areas with significant DUI related crashes are as follows: University Drive at Jordan Lane                                                   

US 72 East between Epworth and Mooresmill Rd.

Oakwood Avenue at Pulaski Pike

North Parkway at Sparkman Drive

Jordan Lane at Sparkman Drive
South Memorial Parkway at Meadowbrook Dr.

For more information on NATSO/ ADECA statistics contact www.nhtsa.gov