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Clarkstown Declares Some Success Slowing Down Drivers

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A Sign to Slow Down - File / Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

A Sign to Slow Down – File / Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

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CLARKSTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) - Clarkstown’s plan to rid some of its streets of dangerous drivers is proving to be a success. Last month, the town announced a public-awareness initiative called “Operation Slowdown” which aims to combat speeding and reckless driving.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports from Rockland County

Town Supervisor Alex Gromack says officers identified 25 specific streets that appear to have the most problems with speeding. 

During the first month of Operation Slowdown — which targeted drivers on Kings Highway, Townline Road, Laurel Road, North Broadway and New Clarkstown Road — 203 tickets were issued. Each month, police will shif their focus to another set of five roads.

In March, traffic enforcement will be increased on Bardonia Road, Prospect Street, Rose Road, Old Haverstraw Road, and Old Route 304.

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