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By Lacey Gardner

Wellsville Police Department Plans Increased Traffic Patrols


Chief Tim O’Grady responded to some questions about traffic law enforcement since the pandemic. “All police activity saw a decrease during the height of the pandemic lockdown and most departments were only providing essential police services.   We had a 48% decrease in traffic tickets issued by our department in 2020 as compared to 2019.” O’Grady explained.

As the pandemic appears to wane, traffic enforcement in the village will being to wax. Officers will be increasing patrols significantly starting next week. “With that said, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is providing funding to police departments statewide to have additional officers on duty to enforce traffic safety laws over the next week”, according to O’Grady.

The focuses of these patrols are as follows:

Monday, April 19th – Speeding in School Zones

Tuesday, April 20th – Seatbelts/Child Restraints

Wednesday, April 21st – Cell Phone Use

Thursday, April 22nd – Stopping for School Buses

Friday, April 23rd – Underage Drinking/Impaired Driving

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