At the last Board of Trustees meeting for the Village of Croton, it was reported that the Village was awarded additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The grant will be divided between seat belt enforcement and police traffic Safety enforcement by the Village of Croton’s Police Department.
Due to the good work the CPD accomplished under the grant during the past year, our award amount increased by over 40% this year.
Because of the continuous efforts of our Village staff, especially the Police Department, the Village of Croton also received the Gold Award for Community Traffic Safety last October. The Village was recognized for holding car seat checks, educational programs to facilitate safe driving and maintaining engineering initiatives to promote a safer traffic flow. The Village also received a special commendation for having zero pedestrian fatalities
Safe roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians is a priority for our Village. Last year, we instituted 25 MPH speed zones in certain areas of the Village along Cleveland Drive, Grand Street and Old Post Road. A new school speed zone was also added on Maple Street by the crosswalk for the Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School. This year, we commissioned a traffic study for the Upper Village–the results of which will be forthcoming.
The Board of Trustees appreciates all the hard work that has gone in to keeping our streets safe. We will continue to work with the staff, the citizen volunteers of the Bicycle Pedestrian Committee and wider community to continue to identify and manage risks to public safety on our roadways.
Brian Pugh, Mayor