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ITHACA, N.Y. — Members of the Ithaca Police Department will be giving a presentation on traffic safety from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The presentation will be held in the Borg Warner room at the Tompkins County Public Library. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The presentation is geared towards education of applicable laws, national trends and local concerns, as well as insight from local officials on their observations. Presenters will articulate the various laws that regulate traffic on roadways and clarify common misconceptions about traffic laws.

IPD Sergeant Barry Banfield recently stated “We’re really trying to educate the public on the various laws that will help make our streets and sidewalks safer for everyone using them. It’s not necessarily in the best interest of the public to enforce laws that are so widely misunderstood or unknown. It is our job to educate as well as to enforce. We realize that as police officers we see things from a unique perspective, so this presentation will provide an opportunity for the public to cooperatively share observations and ideas on how local government can improve traffic safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. I am excited to share our ideas, explain the vehicle and traffic laws that regulate traffic, and hear new ideas
from our community”.