RESOLUTION NO. RS2004-415
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Public Works Department and the Metropolitan
Police Department to look into the feasibility of placing signs in Neighborhood
Traffic Calming Project Areas that indicate the amount of the fine that can
be assessed for speeding in those areas.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Public Works Department has been working on different ways of implementing traffic calming in certain residential areas in order to reduce vehicles from speeding; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Police Department has also been working with the City and neighborhoods to crack down on individuals that are violating the traffic laws; and
WHEREAS, other cities have implemented the idea of placing signs in residential areas that show a sliding scale of fees, indicating that people that are caught driving at a progressively higher speed through a neighborhood will be assessed higher fines; and
WHEREAS, such signs posted on residential streets serve to remind drivers that speeding through those neighborhoods can lead to expensive fines; and
WHEREAS, such signs, if placed in appropriate areas, can serve as a sound way of promoting traffic calming.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Public Works Department and the Metropolitan Police Department to review the feasibility of placing signs in Traffic Calming Project Areas that indicate the amount of fines that can be imposed if individuals are caught speeding in those areas.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Public Works Department and the Metropolitan Police Department are further requested to respond to the Council within ninety (90) days from the adoption of this Resolution as to the feasibility of taking the action requested in Section 1.
Section 3. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Director of the Metropolitan Public Works Department and the Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Jim Shulman, Lynn Williams
Public Safety Committee
|Introduced:||August 3, 2004|
|Adopted:||August 3, 2004|
|August 12, 2004|