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Eoin Wrafter
Acting Commissioner

Traffic Safety Board
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Voice (845) 486-3603   Fax (845) 486-3612
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William Johnson, Administrator



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The Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board (DCTSB) is a coalition of law enforcement, education, health and service agencies and individuals committed to ensuring that our streets, sidewalks, and residents remain safe and secure.

Traffic Safety Board Mission Statement imageThe Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board supports effective Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention Programming that targets reductions in the numbers of injuries, fatalities, and related economic issues for all Dutchess County highway users.

The slogan for the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board is “SAFETY – Do Your Part”.

The major goals and related activities of the Traffic Safety Board include:


  • Educating the public about safe driving, bicycling, and walking habits. Programming focused on aggressive driving, the special needs of mature/older drivers, and proper bicycling and pedestrian behaviors.

  • Support of local law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of crashes related to aggressive driving and excessive speed.

  • Support law enforcement efforts to increase compliance with NYS State seat belt law in coordination with the statewide “Buckle Up New York” campaign.

  • Support the efforts of local law enforcement bicycle patrols to reduce pedestrian and bicycle crashes and related injuries through proper role modeling and enforcement activities.

  • Provide training opportunities in proper child passenger safety seat installations and seat check events throughout the county in an effort to improve the safety of your youngest residents.

  • Manage the organization and dissemination of traffic and crash statistics from police agencies throughout the County.

  • Distribute educational information and safety equipment (bicycle helmets, reflective materials, car seats) to county residents in support of on-going education and safety programs.

 


Monthly Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., at Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board Offices, 626 Dutchess Turnpike, 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie NY 12603 (subject to change).

Dutchess County continues to have an active Traffic Safety Board. The DCTSB supports a coordinated program of comprehensive highway safety and traffic injury prevention efforts to address traffic related problems. Our combined successes have been numerous, and a review of the statistics reveals that we must continue with an increased commitment to traffic safety in our community. Reductions in the number of personal injury crashes, total injuries, and fatal crashes/deaths are likely the result of enhanced enforcement activities related to unsafe driving behaviors, seat belt use compliance, and child passenger safety initiatives.

Traffic Safety Board Members

Steve Minard, Chairman; Vince Bellino, Vice-Chair; Sgt. Todd Jicha; Stephen Gill; Paul Bonfiglio; Lin-Li Chang; Emily Dozier; John McKinney Jr.; James Rapoli, Secretary; Neil Garrison; Sgt. Mike Dampf; Joe Ryan; Norm Fenichel; Sgt. Christine Lopez; Robert W. Simpson; Eileen Madden; Daniel Dowd; William Steenbergh

 

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