By John Nickerson
Published June 24 2007
NORWALK - Extra police will be on the roads this week looking for speeders and other violators of motor vehicle laws.
Starting yesterday, additional officers in marked cars with radar units have been deployed throughout the city looking for speed limit violators, as well as red light and stop sign scofflaws, police Lt. Paul Resnick said.
The program, called Slow Down Days, will continue until Friday.
The effort began this weekend because many children have been let out of school, and added traffic enforcement will remind motorists to be conscious of their speed, Resnick said.
Vehicles with loud exhausts and excessively tinted windows also will be targeted.
Mayor Richard Moccia and Police Chief Harry Rilling are asking drivers to obey speed limits and avoid distractions.
The program is funded by a $37,500 grant. The money can be used only for selective traffic enforcement or crime prevention.
The grant's purpose is to pay for police overtime that helps reduce motor vehicle accidents and of injuries sustained in them.
Slow Down Days resulted in 320 citations issued from June 26 to July 2, 2006.
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