The Traffic Enforcement Safety Team serves as the agency's lead component for traffic safety and enforcement. This includes traffic safety efforts, education, and enforcement. The traffic team focuses on city-wide traffic enforcement via speed measurement instruments, paying particular attention to accident-causing violations and other traffic conditions that tend to decrease public confidence in the ability to travel safely in Burlington. Enforcement activities focus on high accident areas, citizen complaints, motorist assistance, funeral escorts, parades, and any other condition that affects traffic safety. The Traffic Safety Team is the lead unit for participation in special traffic operations such as Click It or Ticket and other NC Governor's Highway Safety Programs.
The Traffic Safety Team is responsible for follow-up investigations of hit and run crashes and reported school bus stop arm violations as well as other reported traffic complaints. They also assist with crash reconstructions and investigations into any serious injury or fatality crashes. It is the lead group for liaison with other agencies concerning traffic enforcement, education, engineering activities, and with community groups, such as M.A.D.D. and S.A.D.D.
Parade permits are processed through the city, special events application. Call (336) 222-5038 with any questions regarding the application.
An example of the traffic enforcement and improvement of traffic safety methods that this team uses is a recent study done to find out how many drivers and passengers wore their seat belts. The study was conducted in conjunction with NC governor's Highway Safety Program as a part of the Click It or Ticket campaign. The study determined that 94% of Burlington drivers wear their seat belts. Click here for more information on the study.