Cortland police will closely monitor Tompkins Street

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Cortland Police Department is running a traffic detail on Tompkins Street that will run through May 11.

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related traffic crashes along Tompkins Street, the police department said in a press release. Tompkins Street is also Route 13, a state highway with a high volume of vehicular traffic.

Police will be watching out for speeding, distracted driving, pedestrian safety violations, and lane usage.

The detail is being funded by a grant from the New York State Police Traffic Service.

Since 2014, there have been 30 personal injury car crashes and 117 property damage accidents along Tompkins Street. Three of the incidents involved pedestrians, and police issued 173 traffic tickets during that time period.

“Our objective is to reduce these numbers through directed enforcement and education,” Lt. David Guerrera said.