Lynnfield Police Chief David Breen announced this week in an email to town officials and local media that traffic enforcement activities were up 130% compared to 2010.
Breen reported that traffic enforcement efforts include written citations and warnings, as well as verbal warnings. In 2010, Lynnfield Police logged 527 traffic enforcement actions – while in 2011, that figure went up to 1,209.
“These numbers underscore the fact that the department listened to the complaints of the residents and took an active approach to mitigate traffic concerns in Lynnfield,” said Breen. “It is gratifying to have a group of officers that strive to work together with the community to solve problems.”
In late March, after the high snow banks melted and there appeared to be an upswing in speeding on town roads in response.
“I wish to thank the members of The Lynnfield Police Department for their productivity and look forward to working with them to make Lynnfield a better place to live in 2012.”