Chapel Hill Police Safety-Enforcement Initiatives

Post Date:08/07/2018 11:54 AM
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Travel with care and pay attention when getting around Chapel Hill.

It’s important to remember that a large number of students, including their families who are in town helping them get settled, are new to campus. They may not be confident yet in getting around town. Patience during this time will go a long way.

With the help of area partners, the August dates have been scheduled for speed-enforcement and Watch For Me N.C. initiatives. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

The Chapel Hill Police Department, UNC Police Department, and Orange County Sheriff’s Department recorded 53 traffic violations during July’s travel-safety initiatives. We’ve set a goal of zero violations for the month of August.

Officers may issue information, warnings or citations for anyone for violating laws. Fines and court costs for these violations begin at $213.

Multiple officers will monitor the following areas (in addition to normal Chapel Hill Police patrol practices) to encourage and enforce safe behavior from everyone:

  • All day Tuesday, Aug. 14, Weaver Dairy Road & Weaver Dairy Road Extension
  • All day Tuesday, Aug. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, downtown on South Columbia Street and Cameron Avenue
  • All day Tuesday, Aug. 28, downtown on Franklin and Rosemary streets

Classes at UNC-Chapel Hill resume on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Students will begin returning to campus the preceding weekend, filling the streets and sidewalks.

Watch For Me N.C.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

Getting Around
Chapel Hill is working to make the community safer for people who travel. Help us become a safer place to walk, bike, roll and drive. For more information, visit: townofchapelhill.org/gettingaround.

Construction Around Chapel Hill 
While construction efforts this summer were focused on the time in which the majority of students were away, a few projects will be ongoing at least at the beginning of the school year. You may want to see where those projects are taking place and how you can smoothly navigate through town. Visit townofchapelhill.org/construction for more information.

Even More Information
Looking for more Traffic News? Visit townofchapelhill.org/traffic. Did you know that traffic advisories may be sent directly to your email? Visit townofchapelhill.org/signup to sign up and check the box "Traffic Advisories." For assistance, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org.

Are you on Twitter? Follow @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillPD and #CHTraffic for the latest traffic news.

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