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Traffic Safety 2009 


 AAA HONORS COMMUNITIES OF FULTON AND OSWEGO FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY EFFORTS

 

           

     SYRACUSE , NY , FEBRUARY 24, 2009 -- AAA Western and Central New York recognized the City of Fulton , City of Oswego , and their respective police departments for their success in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program today at an Oswego County Traffic Safety Board meeting in Oswego .  
     AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program is an awards and recognition program for communities of all sizes nationwide that identify and address their local traffic safety issues.  The program considers basic crash statistics, presence of a traffic safety leadership group, projects, and their effectiveness. The awards progress from Honorable Mention to Bronze, Silver, Gold, and to the highest level, Platinum.

     Top Platinum honors were awarded to the City of Fulton .  A Gold Award was presented to the City of Oswego.

     Gold Awards are given to communities that implement programs and projects that demonstrate superior effort at addressing local traffic safety issues.  Platinum Awards are given to communities that not only demonstrate outstanding success in addressing local traffic safety issues, but show a clear trend of improvement over five years and/or provide data that is substantially better than the statewide data for communities of similar size.

     “AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program recognizes the leadership and rewards the efforts of communities that strive to advance the cause of traffic safety,” said Wally Smith, Vice President of AAA Western and Central New York .  “We are delighted to honor these communities for their vital and lifesaving work.”

     Fulton is receiving their second Platinum Award, demonstrating success in addressing:  aggressive, distracted, and impaired driving; occupant protection and child passenger safety; and bicycle, pedestrian, work zone, school bus and school zone safety.  Fulton met the criteria for a Platinum Award with their statistics for vehicle occupant injuries and seat belt usage.  Fulton has participated in the program for seven years, previously receiving five Gold Awards in addition to the two Platinum Awards.

     Oswego, participating in the program for the first time, was presented with a Gold Award, demonstrating success in addressing spedding, aggressive and impaired driving, occupant protection and pedestrian safety.

     Only nine communities in New York State received Platinum honors.  In addition to Fulton Platinum Awards were presented to Baldwinsvilee, Camillus, Dobbs Ferry, East Syracuse, Garden City, Irvington, Manlius and Prt Washington.

     Participation in AAA's Community Traffic Safety Program is open to communities of all sizes nationwide.
     As Upstate New York's largest member services orginization, AAA provides nearly 880,000 members with travel, insuracne, financial and automotive related services.  Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the saftey and security of all travelers.  You can visit AAA at www.AAA.com.
  



Traffic Safety 2008



May 5, 2008 - Fulton Police received a first place award at the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety conference April 29, 2008 in Glens Falls , New York . Police agencies from throughout New York are eligible to participate in the statewide Law Enforcement Challenge which assesses various components of an agency’s traffic safety initiatives. Other winners included Geneseo Police, Camillus Police, and the Cornell University Police. In addition to Chief Orlo Green, Fulton Police Departments Traffic Division Commander, Sgt. Joseph Pappalardo attended the conference where various topics were presented, including innovations in motorcycle safety, occupant protection, police pursuits and more.

As part o Fulton PD’s application for the Law Enforcement Challenge, various collision related statistics were provided along with safety enforcement activity. FPD programs include their new Bicycle head injury prevention program, Fulton PD’s School bus safety initiative, Buckle Up New York, Selective Traffic Enforcement Program which focuses on aggressive driving, STOP DWI, commercial vehicle enforcement, Operation Safe Stop, These programs are supported by funding through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, Oswego County STOP DWI and the City of Fulton.

The First place award was accompanied with a prizes including a new STALKER radar unit valued at $3000.00. Fulton Police Department also took a second place in 2006, and a first place in last years Challenge. Winners from this year’s challenge are forwarded on to competition on the national level.


 
FULTON POLICE WINN AAA GOLD AWARD FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY

FULTON, NY , JANUARY 10, 2008 --AAA Western and Central New York has
recognized the City of Fulton Police Department for its success in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program.  AAA’s Gold Award was presented today to Police Chief Mark Spawn.   

 

AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program is an awards and recognition program for communities of all sizes nationwide that identify and address their local traffic safety issues.  The program considers basic crash statistics, presence of a traffic safety leadership group, programs, projects, and their effectiveness.  Emphasis is placed on the “4 E’s” of Enforcement, Education, Engineering and Emergency Response.

The awards progress from Honorable Mention to Bronze, Silver, Gold, and to the highest level, Platinum.   Fulton received a Gold Award, given to communities that implement programs and projects that demonstrate superior effort at addressing local traffic safety issues.   Fulton is a five-time Gold Award recipient and previously received a Platinum Award in 2003.

“The purpose of AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program is to recognize the leadership and reward the efforts of communities that strive to advance the cause of traffic safety,” said Tom Chestnut, President/CEO, AAA Western and Central New York .  “We’re delighted to honor the City of Fulton for their continued success.”

            Fulton demonstrated success with programs addressing drunk and impaired driving, aggressive and unsafe driving behaviors, speeding, occupant protection, child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and work zone safety.

In NY State, top Platinum Honors were awarded to only four communities:  Camillus, Ellenville, Garden City and White Plains . Platinum award winners demonstrated a clear trend of improvement over five years and/or provided data that is substantially better than the statewide data for communities of similar size.   

As Upstate New York’s largest motoring and travel organization, AAA provides its 880,000 members with travel, insurance, financial, and automotive-related services.  Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited at www.AAA.com


Traffic Safety 2007


BICYCLE HELMET CAMPAIGN

  
 

FULTON, NY - MAY 17, 2007 - Fulton Police have begun a special head injury prevention program with the assistance of several community partners. A special kick-off ceremony was held this morning at the Fulton Community Center with several partner agencies, businesses and organizations represented. This special program will focus on enforcement of the New York State law which requires children under age 14 to wear an approved helmet when riding a bicycle. Children under age 14 are also required to wear a helmet when using in-line skates, a skateboard or on a scooter. Fulton Police received a $3000 bicycle safety grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee which will provide for an enhanced bicycle obstacle course, bicycles for children to use on the course, and a number of helmets to be distributed at the annual Bicycle Rodeo.

 

  

To stress the importance of wearing a helmet, Fulton PD produced the above poster to demonstrate the tragic results when a child does not have the proper head protection. 
Special thanks to Oswego County Ambulance and
Lee Memorial Hospital staff for their assistance in this promotion.

 

Fulton Police Bicycle Patrol Officers will be watching for children without helmets. For those who are not wearing the appropriate helmet, they may get a "ticket"! But these tickets are not a summons to court. Instead, it is a notice to inform the child and their parents about the helmet law and more important, the risk of serious injury for those who ride without a helmet. And for those children properly wearing a helmet who are spotted by the Bicycle Patrol? Well, they will also get a "ticket", but these tickets are to acknowledge their responsibility in wearing a helmet. As a special treat, each "attaboy" ticket will also have a surprise attached to it. Local merchants and organizations have partnered with FPD and are donating coupons for free food, dessert and 'dollars-off' coupons to help us reinforce proper helmet use! Thanks to Subway, Fajita Grill, Carvel’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and the YMCA


Children can check out our obstacle course at the Bicycle Rodeo at the Community Center on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If your child does not have a bicycle with them at the Bicycle Rodeo, don't worry - we will have two-wheelers for the bigger kids and tricycles for the little tykes to try out on the course. Bring the family - there will be seven air hop rides, sidewalk chalk art contest, arts and crafts, free food, a live band AND MORE!

 

 In the above photograph, representatives from Burger King, Lee Memorial Hospital, Child Advocacy Center and Child Fatality Review Team, YMCA, Fulton Rotary, Menter Ambulance, Doyle's Bike Shop and Fulton Police celebrate the official kick-off with bicyclists Mallory Clark, Cole Green and Joanna Pappalardo.

 


 
 
Special Thanks to our Community Partners:
Youth Advocate Program, Doyle's Bike Shop, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board,
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, Oswego County Ambulance Service,
Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton PBA, Fulton Rotary, Steve Chirello Advertising,
Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Child Fatality Review Team, the City of Fulton,
McDonald's, Fajita Grill, Carvel's, Burger King, Subway and the Fulton YMCA.

 


 

Fulton PBA Providing Helmets to Bicycle Rodeo and Head Injury Prevention Program

FULTON, NY - MAY 29, 2007 - The Fulton Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is providing about 200 helmets for the annual Bicycle Rodeo and head injury prevention program. PBA President Steve Lunn said, "The PBA is proud to participate in the bike rodeo and be part of a program that helps prevent injuries of young riders." 

In the photograph at right, Fulton Police Chief Mark Spawn receives a helmet from PBA President Steve Lunn (far right) while FPD Bicycle Patrol Officer Michael Curtis looks on. Chief Spawn said, "We are grateful for the continued support of the PBA. Without their help we would not be able to reach the number of children that we do." The PBA has been providing helmets to the youth of the Fulton community for several years.

The annual Bicycle Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 at the Fulton Community Center from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will feature a live band, air hop rides, bicycle obstacle course, free helmets and fittings, bicycle inspections, arts, crafts and food. For more details go to the Fulton Police web site at www.fultonpd.com and click on the Traffic Safety page.


 
FULTONPOLICE WIN TOP HONORSAT STATE TRAFFIC CONFERENCE 
FOR AGENCY SIZE OF 26-50 OFFICERS


APRIL 19, 2007 - Fulton Police received the first place award at the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety conference today at Saratoga Springs , New York . Police agencies from throughout New York are eligible to participate in the statewide Law Enforcemen

  

As part of Fulton PD's application for the Law Enforcement Challenge, various collision related statistics were provided along with safety restraint compliance surveys, public education information and enforcement activity. FPD programs include Buckle Up New York , Selective Traffic Enforcement Program which focuses on aggressive driving, STOP DWI, commercial vehicle enforcement, Operation Safe Stop (school bus safety), bicycle and pedestrian safety and more. These programs are supported by funding through the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, Oswego County STOP DWI and the city of Fulton .

first place award is accompanied by prizes of more than $3,000 in emergency signaling equipment and a voice-recognition license plate query device. Fulton PD tied for second place in the previous year's Law Enforcement Challenge.