On August 15, 2022, the Village launched a new traffic safety program to review and address speeding complaints in the Village of Briarcliff Manor. The Police Department, via our capital budget, has acquired new equipment to obtain speed and traffic volume data on streets in the Village. We have two separate styles of devices on hand to assist in this data-driven approach to speed management.
Device Number 1
A discreet device, that in most cases will be deployed prior to any visible presence. This device permits the Village to obtain baseline data without alerting motorists that any type of review is occurring. This device collects speed, traffic counts, and vehicle size, and allows us to break it down by hour/time. We will then use this data to determine how to deploy (or not deploy) Police resources to that particular area. So if you believe there is speeding, or an abnormal amount of trucks driving through your neighborhood, we can conduct a review over 7 to 10 days at a time with this device.
Device Number 2
Speed radar feedback devices from Elan City. Please be sure to view the photo of Lieutenant Wynne installing one on Pleasantville Road in front of Village Hall. These devices provide feedback to drivers with a courtesy message below, either thanking them or asking them to slow down. These types of devices are shown to decrease speeds by 2.5 to 5 mph, or as much as 5 to 7 mph when coupled with period speed enforcement. These devices (in most cases) will be deployed in known problem areas, or as resources allow. You may have noticed these devices are already deployed on Pleasantville, Elm, and Macy Roads. As our department is small, and cannot be everywhere at once, these devices will allow us to more efficiently deploy our police resources more while addressing speed at the same time. That does not mean our officers won't be out on the road enforcing speed limits - these signs just provide another tool in our toolbox!
If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to request a review of speeding on a Village street, please email the Village Manager.