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Traffic Safety

The Fulton Police Department prides itself in it's participation in numerous traffic safety initiatives.  To name a few we work in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation with commercial vehicle enforcement and we participation in the County Stop DWI program.  We have also created some of our own unique programs such as the child head injury prevention program and created a reporting protocol to assist in the identification and prosecution of motorists who pass stopped school buses as part of our participation in Operation Safe Stop.
 
Traffic safety is something that affects all residents of Fulton and we strive to keep our roadways safe.  Below are more details about some of the programs we are involved in.  The traffic safety links
to the left highlight some of the awards we have received.  If you have a specific traffic safety you can ask it by using the contact us page.



Fulton Police Remind Motorists That It Is Back To School Time

August 28, 2014


It is "Back to School" time and the Fulton Police Department want to remind motorists that school buses will be back on the roads, and students will be walking along the side of roads and waiting for buses.  Motorists are urged to drive safely and are reminded that Fulton Police will be strictly enforcing speed limits and passed school bus violations in and around school areas.


Fulton Police Win AAA Traffic Safety Award
January 31, 2013

The Fulton Police Department has been awarded AAA's highest award for traffic safety.  The Platinum Award was awarded to the Department, only nine communities statewide received this award.  Click the link to read AAA's Press Release.

SUNY Oswego Unveils Texting While Driving Public Service Announcement

February 10, 2012

 

Students from SUNY Oswego with help from Campus Security has released a public service announcement spotlighting the dangers of texting while driving.  Texting while driving is a behavior that needs to be coming socially unacceptable like driving while intoxicated has.   Please watch the video.



Child Safety Seat Installation and Information

To arrange the installation of Child Safety Seats please visit this link to SafeNY.com to find inspections stations listed by county.


Determining who needs to use what type of occupant restraint can be confusing.  This different link to Safeny.com will answer your questions.



IMPAIRED DRIVING

 

FPD has been involved with the Oswego County Stop DWI program for a number of years.  The program has provided funds for enforcement equipment and for special DWI patrols and checkpoints.  Funds for this program are derived from fines paid by drunk drivers.

Traffic Safety
Links


AAA.com - Provides a wide variety of information including automobile safety, vehicle maintenance, travel information among other things.

Kids Health - Auto safety information for children and parents.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- This links goes directly to their child safety page but there are links and tabs for a wealth of other highway safety information.

SafeNY.com - Provides a wide variety of highway safety information including occupant protection, school bus safety and many other things.


 
Annual Bicycle Rodeo


The Fulton Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit, in conjunction with the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Council, held its annual bicycle rodeo on Saturday June 5th.  Several hundred youth attended the event, which is aimed at teaching youth about safe bicycle riding skills and practices.  During the fun-filled event, children were treated to air hop rides, hot dogs, donut holes, and other prizes.  In addition, Fulton Police gave out over 100 helmets, courtesy of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Council and the Fulton Police Benevolent Association.  Fourbrand new bicycles were raffled off, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.
 

Additional participating groups have included Oswego Health, the City of Fulton, the Oswego County Child Advocacy Center, Fulton Rotary Club, the Oswego County Sheriffs Department, the Oswego County Health Department, the Oswego County Traffic SafetyBoard, Fulton City School District, Doyle’s Bike Shop, and Menter’s Ambulance Company.

 
The Fulton Police Department is committed to traffic safety, to include bicycle safety, as well as to the youth of the community.  Any child in need of a bicycle helmet may stop in to the Fulton Police Department to be fitted for a new helmet free of charge.

 

Photo:  Fulton Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Steve Lunn Jr instructs a young rider on proper hand signaling at the start of the rodeo skills course, while Fulton Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Vic Kaufman looks on.