QUEENS — The South Jamaica police precinct will soon start cracking down on reckless drivers, police officials said.
Beginning this week, officers from the 113th Precinct, which also covers St. Albans and Springfield Gardens, are teaming up with the Department of Transportation to “focus on pedestrian and driver safety education” under the city's Vision Zero plan, which seeks to reduce traffic fatalities, according to an email sent out by the precinct’s Community Affairs office.
As part of the initiative, officers will visit local schools, churches and senior centers throughout the precinct.
They will also conduct an “aggressive flyer campaign near the Locust Manor and St. Albans LIRR train stations," as well as along Merrick, Guy Brewer, Linden and Rockaway boulevards, where several electronic message boards will be placed to inform drivers how fast they are going and to remind them that the speed limit is now 25 mph, officials said.
Next week, drivers can expect "full enforcement" until Aug. 9, police said.
Similar initiatives have been conducted in other precincts.