Hudson police ramp up traffic enforcement

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Photo by/Laura Hayes
Hudson’s Police Station stands off Cox St.

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor

HUDSON – Hudson police want to put a stop to speeding and distracted driving particularly after receiving recent complaints, they say. 

Starting last week, they took action to do just that, beginning “targeted traffic enforcement patrols” in specific parts of town. 

“Slow down and put the phone down,” read a post on the Hudson Police Department Facebook page on May 20. “It’s the law.”

Police announced this initiative in that May 20 post in which they reiterated state laws against distracted driving. They also shared statistics on speeding deaths and deaths due to distracted driving crashes. 

Hudson police logs show that officers conducted 83 motor vehicle stops in town over the two weeks between May 2 and May 16. There were also eight recorded traffic complaints called into the station as well as three entries noting erratic vehicle operators. 

Police doled out at least eight citations, all through those motor vehicle stops, issuing 21 written warnings and 48 verbal warnings.