Port Jervis Police Urge Drivers to Slow Down

If you’re a Port Jervis resident don’t be surprised if you receive a knock on your door from a Port Jervis Police Officer in the days and weeks to come. Officers will be personally delivering signs that read “slow down, we love our children” to Port Jervis homes and businesses as part of a new traffic safety initiative.

According to Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, delivering the signs in person gives residents an opportunity to speak with officers about hazardous traffic conditions in their neighborhoods and communities. The goal of the initiative is to identify problematic areas and reduce the occurrence of unsafe behaviors that are known causes of car crashes, like speeding. 

There are specific areas that are being targeted, “Worden said analyses found that accidents occur most frequently on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and particularly between noon and 4 p.m. ‘The majority of accidents investigated occurred on East and West Main Street, Pike Street, Jersey Avenue, Kingston Avenue and Sussex Street,’ he said.” –The Record

For more information about safe driving practices click here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash in the Port Jervis area call us today, our Port Jervis office is conveniently located on One Cole Street.