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Danbury area towns get grant funding for speed enforcement

Several municipalities in the Greater Danbury area are eligible for federal funds, funneled through the state, for speed enforcement efforts.  The Danbury City Council has accepted a $35,300 grant to be used along high risk rural roads.  Police Chief Al Baker says the program runs through September 30th.

 

A majority of the funding is being used for overtime costs for the officers carrying out the enforcement effort.  About $5,000 of the grant is being used to pay for speed detection equipment.  Two 8 hour shifts, 4 days a week through the end of September will be paid for with this grant.  Baker says it will be a combination of traditional cruisers and motorcycles, but primarily motorcycles because of their flexibility on the narrow roads that are part of this targeted enforcement.

 

118 municipalities in the state are eligible for funding including all of the Greater Danbury region.  Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Easton, Kent, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Weston and Woodbury are all eligible.

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