Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Traffic safety remains top priority in Ulster


Officials dedicate the new interactive speed reminder sign

SAUGERTIES – With schools now open everywhere, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is reminding drivers that safety on roadways and protecting our children is of paramount importance. 

“As a parent, I know how focused we all are on keeping our children safe, so first and foremost this initiative is about protecting our children,” said Hein.

The County Executive was joined by Legislator Chris Allen and Saugerties officials including Village Mayor Bill Murphy, Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, School Superintendent Seth Turner and others to unveil a speed feedback sign recently installed on Washington Avenue in Saugerties which is the result of a partnership between the County and the Village of Saugerties.  

The new sign is part of a network of these signs being installed in school zones across Ulster County.  Each sign lists the designated speed limit and provides a digital display of an oncoming vehicle’s speed.  Additionally, as part of the County Executive’s school safety initiative the County has also installed school safety awareness signage on multiple UCAT buses and is hosting a ‘Safe Routes To Schools’ website that includes additional resources and a toolkit for communities to create their own safety program.

“It was wonderful to see collaboration between the county, village and town in order to further increase the safety of our students and I want to thank everyone involved,” said Saugerties Superintendent Seth Turner.


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