Traffic & speed control has been an issue in this community for quite a while and the readers of this blog know that it is one that I and the other members of the Dunwoody City Council take very seriously. As I reported in a blog entry from last week, I see this as a paradigm shift towards a Safer Community, a new reality that Dunwoody is a city where the rules and laws are to be obeyed.
Tonight we are seeing some backlash to the effort to improve our quality of living in a CBS46 news story on the Dunwoody Police Department writing 850 tickets in the month of April. If you do the math, that comes out to about 21 tickets per officer for the month, or less than 1 per day per officer.
These traffic efforts were based on requests from the citizens for enforcement of the law and I am guessing that the city issues hundreds of warnings as well. The newly created Cities of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek had a similar reaction when they started their PD. When you are used to almost zero traffic enforcement, it makes some people happy to see the Dunwoody PD and some people are not happy that we are now enforcing the traffic laws.
Video News clip for CBS46