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Park Ridge Police Focus On Cumberland Traffic Safety

In the last year the department responded to eight vehicle crashes near Cumberland and Crescent Avenue.

The Park Ridge Police Department in the last year has responded to eight motor vehicle crashes near Cumberland Avenue and Crescent Avenue.

Stop sign violations were noted as the main cause for these crashes. In an effort to enhance safety in this area, the department, working with the City’s Engineering staff, made physical changes to the signage in this area.

The area now has stops signs erected, back to back on Cumberland and have added larger signs with flashing lights on Crescent. These changes were made to increase visibility and to help reduce the potential for vehicle crashes.

The department depends on motorists to drive safely, pay attention to their surroundings and heed all traffic control devices. Working together, we can make a difference to reduce motor vehicle crashes and the injuries associated with them.

Information submitted by Park Ridge Police Department.

Carol Kazuk Paddock June 27, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I believe the two traffic areas that need to be addressed immediately before someone is killed are as follows: 1) the crosswalk uptown on Norhtwest Highway by the big Starbucks and Panera 2) the crosswalks on Talcott by Maine South High School Both are frequently used; several pedestrians have already been hit throughout the past years, one boy as recent as the beginning of June. Cars zoom right through even when someone is starting off in the crosswalk. I was taught in drivers ed that the pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk; that does not appear to be the case anymore. If Park Ridge would like to make some extra income to help the city's deficit and if Park Ridge would like to do something before a person is killed, then the police can sit at both areas and write out a lot of tickets. Please do something at both these crosswalks before someone is killed. Carol Kazuk Paddock

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