Special Picture # 310 – Crackdown on Speeders in Trumbull – November, 1937

 

 

THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES-STAR    NOVEMBER 5, 1937

Drive Starts in Trumbull

Against All Fast Drivers

Trumbull

A drive to make the highways of

Trumbull safe for motorists and

pedestrians began this morning

when Town Constables began stop-

ping all cars on the highway and

passed to them the following bulle-

in which appears to the more hu-

man side of the drivers:

GREETINGS TO MOTORISTS

WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF

TRUMBULL, — a town of

some 4000 inhabitants. Records

show an average of 10,000 cars

a day passing through our town.

Many of our highways are too

narrow for present day auto traf-

fic. Homes extend for miles on

both sides of the road. There are

schools, churches and stores.

The absence of sidewalks compels

children and adults to walk in the street.

Please bear these facts in mind

while traveling through our town

in order that lives and property

may be safeguarded.

SPEED RULES, which we be-

lieve are reasonable under ordi-

nary driving conditions, are post-

ed on signs along our highways.

Police officers are instructed, for

your protection as well as for

ours, to see that motorists observe

these rules.

Drive carefully as you would

like others to drive past your

home under similar circumstances

and thus help us reduce accidents.

Thank you, — and come again.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

TOWN OF TRUMBULL

First Selectman Alfred D. Guion,

for a number of years, was

prosecutor of the Town Court, comes

to the defense of the Constables

when questioned about the reputa-

tion they have in Bridgeport.

Guion stated that in the past

years those motorists who were

found to be traveling 20 miles an

 hour above certain speed zones were

the ones who were brought before

the court. He added further that

the officers are always willing to

listen to the drivers story.

The First Selectman pointed out

that he could send out the consta-

bles on patrol duty and inside of

one afternoon, so many arrests

would be made that it would take

two days in which to dispose the

docket of the court.

Main St., Trumbull and Long Hill,

are the scenes where the big drive

is taking place. More cars pass

over this highway than the average

person believes. It is the only out-

let to the Berkshires between West –

port and New Haven. It is the third

most used highway in the State.

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THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES-STAR    NOVEMBER 10, 1937

RECEIVES SUPPORT

First Selectman Alfred D. Guion,

yesterday, received a letter from

Motor Vehicle Commissioner Mi-

chael A. Connor, commending him

oon his drive against speeders in

the three villages of Nichols, Trum-

bull, and Long Hill, and al-

so added that the passing out of

warnings at stated intervals was

an excellent idea.

 

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