BPD in the Community: Boston Police, State Police Respond to Concerns About Traffic Safety in South Boston

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The Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Troop H last week conducted a joint enforcement initiative on Day Boulevard in South Boston and streets feeding onto it. Troopers and Officers focused primarily on crosswalk enforcement, speeding, and other unsafe driving behaviors. The two departments combined over several days to issue approximately 500 citations for traffic violations.

The enforcement initiative was conducted in response to concerns raised by community members about unsafe drivers.

“The Boston Police Department is pleased to have collaborated with the Massachusetts State Police in this effort,” Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross said. “We are all members of this community, and we are all responsible for traffic safety. Let us continue to work together to keep our roads safe for everyone.”

“There is no excuse for, and we will not tolerate, any motorist putting other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians at risk,” State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin said. “We were pleased to work together with our partners at BPD to respond to the concerns of neighborhood residents, and we will continue to monitor that area and other areas of concern.”