Traffic safety and enforcement continues to be one of the top priorities for the Jupiter Police Department. In 2018, in an effort to decrease the number of traffic crashes and related injuries and fatalities, the department was able to fully staff the Traffic Unit.
The Traffic Unit’s main objective is to provide education and awareness to motorists on safe traffic laws and conduct enforcement in target locations that have been identified as high crash locations. A traffic grant was also applied for and received for education and enforcement related to pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
As a result of this enforcement, I am happy to report that after evaluation and analysis of traffic crash data from 2019 compared to 2018, crashes decreased by 9.5% which equals 209 less traffic crashes that occurred within the Town of Jupiter. In addition, these enforcement efforts have contributed to a decrease in the number of pedestrian and bike related injuries. There was a 21% decrease in injuries from 2017 to 2018 and a 31% decrease in injuries from 2018 to 2019.
We are committed to your safety when utilizing our roadways; and our goal is to be visible throughout the community, so that we can continue to see a decrease in traffic related crashes.
Please continue to visit us on our website and on Facebook @JupiterPolice to learn about new and happening events within the Town of Jupiter.
Daniel J. Kerr
Chief of Police