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The Dunkirk Police Department along with other police agencies in New York State will be joining in the nation-wide observation of Distracted Driving Month by participating in the distracted driving enforcement mobilization from April 10 - 15, 2014.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 3,328 people across the country were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated 421,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Additionally, 10% percent of fatal crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
Current laws include strict penalties for distracted drivers:
Beginning on November 1, 2014 new laws take effect for young drivers:
For second offense, young and new drivers will have their license suspended for one full year.
Chief David Ortolano recently announced changes coming for Both Overnight and Alternate Parking:
Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Ave., Lakeshore Dr., Brigham Rd., Doughty St., Main St. and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday April 6th and does not resume again until Sunday November 2nd.
Alternate Parking: Parking will change back to weekly as follows:
Effective at 5:00PM starting Sunday April 6th and continuing through Sunday November 2nd for one week periods commencing at 5:00PM on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5:00PM on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued.
In an emergency, precious seconds can be the difference between life or death.
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The Dunkirk Police Department is now participating with the
CARFAX Police Crash Assistance Program.
By doing this all of the Dunkirk Police Department Accident Reports
will be available for download online.
To obtain a crash report users will begin here: DPD Accident Reports
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