Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians may be seeing more attention from Danville Police in the coming weeks as the town's 'Share Our Streets' campaign moves into the second of its three-phase operation.
A joint effort by the town's transportation and police departments, the program is designed to raise awareness in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents.
During the first phase of the campaign, police officers and volunteers handed out informational brochures and literature on road safety. The brochures included tips on safely sharing the roads.
In the next phase, which runs through Aug. 15, officers will enforcement of the rules of the road, by giving warning citations for minor traffic infractions.
"A phased approach was thought to have been an effective way to let the community know about what's going on rather than going straight into enforcement," said Transportation Program Coordinator Nat Rojanasathira.
Although Danville Police did not return calls requesting the number of citations issued, Rojanasathira said 'Share Our Streets' has been successful.
In the final phase, Aug. 15 through Sept. 9, police will strictly enforce driving, cyclist and pedestrian laws and will be cite violations stringently.
"Outreach efforts will continue into the fall through the Street Smarts program," Rojanasathira said. "We've got traffic safety assemblies that will be ongoing not only this fall but throughout the school year."