St. Joseph. Missouri
The Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program is designed with several options available to residents of neighborhoods. Some of these options include: speed studies, review of traffic signs, directed traffic enforcement, Neighborhood Speed Watch Program and the Traffic Safety Yard Sign Program. A member of the St. Joseph Police Department Traffic Unit will meet with neighborhood groups and citizens to assist with determining an appropriate course of action to address concerns within a neighborhood when a complaint or a request is received.
The Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) is a joint effort between the St. Joseph Police Department, Traffic Unit, the St. Joseph Public Works & Transportation Department, and neighborhood residents for the purpose of addressing neighborhood traffic concerns relating to vehicular speeds and other traffic violations on residential streets.
- Improve compliance with posted speed limits, stop signs, and other traffic control devices.
- Improve neighborhood livability and promote safe and pleasant conditions for residents, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians by mitigating the impact of vehicular traffic on local streets.
- Educate citizens about traffic safety problems occurring in neighborhoods.
- Education: Speed Trailer, Yard Sign Program, Web-Site, Government Access Channel, Media outlets, Radar Unit Loan Program.
- Enforcement: Assigned enforcement areas are conducted by officers assigned to the St. Joseph Police Department, Traffic Unit; Scheduled return enforcement of completed program areas; Random enforcement of areas with a low volume of violators.
- Engineering: Review area signage; Implement "traditional" approaches first; Research new traffic calming methods.