Traffic Enforcement Division

 

The Traffic Enforcement Unit was developed in 2011 and is under the supervision of Sgt. David Lennon. Officer Matthew Foster will be the Traffic Safety Officer assigned to the unit. Officer Sean Gregory will supplement the unit and is the department’s truck inspector.  The primary duty of the Traffic Enforcement Unit is to enforcement of traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to reduce traffic collisions, their resulting injuries, and to facilitate the safe and expedient flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic within the Borough of Conshohocken. These efforts of Officer Foster and the Traffic Enforcement Unit will result in safer roadways and streets, fewer fatalities, injuries, and reduction of property damage. The Traffic Unit concentrates its enforcement efforts in the areas within the Borough of Conshohocken and similar Traffic Enforcement Units in other police departments have proven to be effective in reducing the numbers of collisions in the City.

Speed, one of the leading causes of collisions, is enforced through the use of laser (ENRAD) and timing devices (ROBIC stopwatches). THE SPEED LIMIT ON EVERY ROAD IN THE BOROUGH IS 25 MPH, except where designated 15 MPH in playground and school zone areas. Each police patrol vehicle is equipped with one of these devices to enforce the speed limit within the Borough. The Traffic Unit also utilizes mobile display trailers in order to combat speeding and display speeds within specific blocks in the Borough of Conshohocken. Mobile speed display radar trailers are rotated throughout the Borough are to inform motorists of their speeds and serve as a speeding deterrence.