Drive Wise Westminster is a traffic safety program that pairs concentrated enforcement with neighborhood awareness.
The program includes a new traffic enforcement technician, who can:
- respond to concerned citizens
- schedule targeted enforcement
- evaluate overall effectiveness.
It also involves neighborhood outreach, energizing citizens to take charge of the problem and work with law enforcement to reduce speeds and increase safety.
Have a traffic concern in your neighborhood? Contact the Drive Wise program at 303-658-4335, or email@example.com.
How it works
The process begins with a call for help from concerned citizens, which will be directed to the new traffic enforcement technician. The complaint is assigned to a traffic officer for evaluation. If the officer sees there is a problem, additional enforcement can be scheduled for the neighborhood.
The results of the evaluation and any additional enforcement are reported to the traffic enforcement technician, who then explains the situation to the citizen.
A Drive Wise brochure is available and will be mailed to citizens who call the traffic technician to register a concern. The program includes the installation of placards featuring the Drive Wise owl that will be used in areas where increased traffic enforcement is being focused.
Neighborhood traffic safety is one of the top complaints that citizens have about their community, and it continues to be a priority for Westminster City Council, city law enforcement and area schools. After years of use and evaluation, more traditional methods of traffic calming, including speed bumps and traffic circles, have proven ineffective. A new solution was sought, and Drive Wise Westminster is the result.
Drive Wise Westminster, 303-658-4335, or firstname.lastname@example.org.