NEW BERLIN – After an extensive months-long process, the New Berlin Police Departments says it has completed Phase One of an ongoing action plan to make the busy Route 8 corridor in the Town of New Berlin a little safer for residents and motorists.
The department called a press conference Tuesday to announce their efforts to limit tractor trailer accidents in the Town of New Berlin have thus far paid off. The continuing initiative, originally set in motion in June, was sparked by an increasing number of tractor trailer rollovers and local residents’ complaints of tractor trailers traveling at excessive speeds on the winding state Route 8. Phase one took aim at tractor trailer drivers who were driving recklessly as well as the level of safety of their rig.
“Phase One included safety inspections of the tractor trailer and their drivers,” explained New Berlin Police Chief Dominick C. Commesso. “Our goal with all this is not to deter truck traffic in the town, but to limit the number of accidents and increase the level of safety on Route 8. It’s all about keeping our roads safe.”