Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Chief's Town Hall Sessions Offer An Opportunity For Traffic Safety

Chief Ramsey's Town Hall Session will offer an opportunity for Philadelphians to tell the Police to enforce traffic safety laws. Motorists routinely threaten bicyclists and pedestrians, drag race, run red lights, talk freely on the phone and speed without any fear of being caught. Chief Ramsey has set a goal of a reduction of 100 murders in 2008. How about setting a modest goal of reducing 50 traffic deaths in 2009?

The schedule:

Northwest Division: 7 p.m., July 10, Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, 4842 Ridge Ave., for residents of the Fifth, 14th, 35th and 39th Districts.

Central Division: 7 p.m. July 15, 6, Philadelphia Community College Bonnell Building, 1600 Spring Garden St., for residents of the Sixth, Ninth, 22d and 23d Districts.

East Division: 7 p.m., July 17, St. Anne's Parrish Hall, 2nd Floor, Memphis & Tucker Streets, for residents of the 24th, 25th, 26th Districts

South Division: 7 p.m., July 22, Penn's Landing Catering, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., for residents of the First, Third, Fourth and 17th Districts.

Northeast Division: 7 p.m., July 24, John Perzel Center, 2990 St. Vincent St., for residents of the Second, Seventh, Eighth and 15th Districts.