BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police Department will conduct enhanced radar enforcement in the community now through October 13 in an effort to reduce speeding and traffic accidents within the township. 

Speeding in both commercial and residential neighborhoods is a problem that affects everyone in Bloomfield,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Through this teamwork with the Patrol Bureau and the Bloomfield Traffic Division, our police officers will be provided with the best equipment to assess driving habits, and effectively enforce speed limits.” 

The program will take place on 47 roadways. The locations have been selected by a combination of history of traffic accidents, residential reports of speeding, and speeding violations. The effort will also study speeding trends and law enforcement effectiveness. Over the course of the study, the locations may change based on data collected during the study period. 

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We are determined to make Bloomfield a more safe and transportation friendly township, and that starts with curbing unsafe speeding” said Bloomfield Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio. “We are confident that the speeding problem in Bloomfield can be reversed with more awareness and police enforcement.”

The 60 day operation will be analyzed for effectiveness in reducing speeding occurrences. Similar enhanced Radar Enforcement efforts have been conducted in cities like Miami and Portland, Oregon in recent years, to great success.