Traffic Safety Unit
The UNCG Police Department continues to maintain an ongoing commitment to traffic safety and motorist education. Traffic safety has historically been one of the most significant issues identified in citizen surveys over the years. The Traffic Safety Unit was formed to help address these concerns, making our community and roadways safer for all.The Traffic Safety Unit is reponsible for the investigation of crashes, traffic complaints, traffic enforcement, traffic safety education programs, and training. Three officers and a Lieutenant are assigned to the team. These officers receive specialized training in the areas of radar, DWI investigations, accident investigations, and interdiction. The Unit analyzes speeding and crash data, and responds to citizen complaints to identify hazardous locations and focus on enforcing violations that contribute to crashes. Uniformed patrol officers also assist in enforcing violations of traffic laws.
Traffic Safety Officers have three additional enforcement priorities: 1. Driving While Impaired detection and apprehension; 2. Speeding; 3. Occupant Protection, Usage and Enforcement (seatbelts and child restraints). A mobile traffic radar trailer is used to increase motorist awareness of speeding, and helps promote voluntary compliance with speed limits. A traffic monitoring system is used to identify complaint areas according to traffic volume, day of the week, time of the day and speed of vehicles. The data allows the unit to deploy their resources accordingly. Officers also conduct checkpoints for DWI and seatbelt/child safety seat violations. Each traffic vehicle has a radar unit, in-car video camera, mobile computer, and a portable breath-testing device.
Other responsibilities include investigation of violations reported by students, faculty, staff and community residents, pedestrian crosswalk problems, bike lane violations, speed enforcement, and traffic direction/control at special events. Traffic Safety Officers also conduct traffic safety education presentations. Lt. DeDona supervises the Traffic Safety Unit. (336) 256-1106.
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|Traffic Safety Brochures and Information|
|Teen Drivers & Cell Phone Use (Texting)||Booze It and Loose It|
|Underage Drinking||Cell Phone Law|
|Safety Belt and Child Restraint Guide||NC Child Restraint and Booster Seat Guide|