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Grant to help Boardman cops target violators of traffic laws

Published: Sat, October 13, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report


The township police chief announced the department is receiving $42,323 in federal traffic-safety funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

“These federal funds are essential in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our township safe,” said Chief Jack Nichols in a news release this week.

“Based on crash data, we will be targeting violators for aggressive driving offenses such as speed, distracted driving, impaired driving, and seat-belt usage,” he added. “During the warm- weather seasons, motorcycle crash reduction will also be a point of emphasis.”

Crash data shows 126 alcohol-related crashes caused 83 injuries and three fatalities in Boardman from 2009 to 2011. Four other traffic fatalities occurred in that same time period.

Township police will conduct high-visibility enforcement, work overtime hours and have educational and awareness events by participating in the “Click It or Ticket” and the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over,” according to a news release.

These funds are distributed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OCJS, with funds awarded to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing fatal crashes or improving traffic safety systems, the news release stated.


1endthismess(423 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

FINALLY. HELP IS ON THE WAY!!Good! It is high time that these "hard a%#" punky drivers on 224 who cut other drivers off, pull out in front of ppl, never yeild the right of way, run red lights, cut through parking lots to avoid a red light/traffic, tail gate drivers who go the normal seed limit, pass on a double yellow line or when there is no passing lane, text/drive and are totally distracted while talking on their "look at me, mommy and daddd bought me another new cell phone" be cited, ticketed and taken off the road. 224 has become the new soical circus outlet as to where to be seen in a moving car with a cell phone up to the ear while these high school and college dysfunctional pukes are driving and playng with their "iPhones" while pretending to know how to handle a moving car in traffic. These "ratty little children" think they own 224. Get these little immature creepy mouthy pukes off the road.

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2southsidedave(5166 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money... straight to the Township.

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