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Posted on: March 25, 2008

[ARCHIVED] DPD Issued Double the Traffic Warnings & Citations in 2007

DPD Issued Double the Traffic Warnings & Citations in 2007
Drivers in Davidson, be aware – the Davidson Police Department is on the road and on the lookout for traffic violations and other illegal activity.

According to year-end numbers recently released by the Davidson Police Department, 2164 traffic citations were issued in 2007, compared to 1032 in 2006. 332 warnings were issued, compared to 195 warnings in 2006. Perhaps most interesting to residents is the doubling of the number of speeding citations issued from 519 issued in 2006 to 1021 issued in 2007.

“Our residents want slower speed on residential streets,” said Jeanne Miller, Davidson police chief. “We hear that and are responding. Safety is our primary goal. We want residents to know we are enforcing the speed limit and keeping Davidson streets safe and pedestrian-friendly.”

The statistics, available on the town website at , also indicate increased attention to the main arteries in town, most notably Griffith Street, which in 2006 saw 61 speeding citations issued and in 2007 saw that number jump to 444. Main Street (137 in 2006, 225 in 2007) and Concord Road (30 in 2006, 137 in 2007) also saw increased patrols and citations issued.

Crime reports in Davidson increased slightly from 2006 to 2007 from 212 to 251 reports at year end.

Assaults, breaking and entering and burglary numbers all remained approximately the same as did damage to property and drug possession. The largest increase came in larceny charges with 39 reports in 2007 and 15 reports in 2006. The increase was due to the number of larcenies at construction sites.

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