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Trumbull Cops to Boost Patrols on White Plains Road

First Selectman Tim Herbst met with Police Chief Thomas Kiely Wednesday afternoon.

Watch out for radar-bearing police cruisers on White Plains Road.

Police Chief Thomas Kiely said officers will posted on the state road that runs through Trumbull Center after residents complained of speeding. 

The state Department of Transportation has said it will be widening the road near Reservoir Avenue to reduce accidents. The plan is being designed with neighbors' input and concern in mind, according to the DOT.

Residents complained of speeding at a recent meeting with the DOT at the firehouse on White Plains Road.

"We'll be visible and we'll be out there," Kiely said.

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Speeding is one the complaints, but others will be cited as well, according the chief. He said fines vary depending on the speed. Beyond a certain speed is considered reckless driving, Kiely said. The speed limit in Trumbull Center is 35 mph.

Kiely said he would be happy if no tickets were given out, because that means drivers are obeying the law. 

"We hope to fail," he said. But otherwise, "hopefully it slows things down."

Recently, a youth suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car while crossing White Plains Road. The incident is still under investigation.

TrumbullSr July 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM
The speed limit through Trumbull Center should be no more than 25 mph in line with other roads through business districts.
Richard Bellows July 23, 2012 at 02:08 PM
We could use the help on Madison Ave.
louis July 23, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Obviously, they have nothing better to do, that's why I walk, they don't ever seem to catch the real criminals....those guys are in town hall! Trumbull PD sold out long ago, boys and girls.....
charley July 23, 2012 at 09:33 PM
There goes the TPD support!
louis July 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Its not their fault that they have these kind of leaders. I of course would love all manner of support and certainly all that my family has done for the boys in blue, I would hope they'd be a bit more loyal than that. People calling for 15-20 MPH through a clogged Trumbull center, an already overworked squad of officers. In order to be fair, they'd have to lock up 3/4 of the town. Trust me the type of computerization on its way will attempt to make traffic police obsolete. These folks need jobs too!

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