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Pace Car Program
The Hinsdale Police Department is introducing an innovative traffic-calming initiative to help stop speeding in residential areas, the Pace Car Program. This program is modeled after similar programs that have been successful in municipalities nationwide. The concept of the Pace Car Program is simple, and its success relies upon the support and participation of the community. Individuals pledge to drive courteously and obey the speed limit on local roadways. Collectively, as participation in the program increases, the change to safer driving behavior should be evident.
Residents who pledge to drive responsibly and drive the speed limit will receive a free bumper sticker or window decal that designates the driver as a Pace Car Program participant. By displaying the decal, they encourage other drivers to do the same. As these residents drive the speed limit, they set the pace for other drivers following behind them. This program serves as a powerful traffic-calming alternative used to encourage motorists in the Hinsdale Community to slow down, resulting in safer roadways for children, pedestrians, and other motorists.
To participate in the Pace Car Program, residents should fill out and submit the pledge below. Participants will receive the requested decal by mail and should display the bumper sticker or window decal on their vehicle. The stickers and window clings are easily removable and can be reapplied multiple times.
The challenge for participants will be to incorporate the pledge into daily driving habits and "set the pace" for others. Following these rules of the road will demonstrate safe driving behavior:
- Be aware of your speed and observe the speed limit
- Always yield to pedestrians crossing the street
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs, then look carefully before proceeding
- Do not tailgate
- Slow down near schools when children are present
- Do not block walkways, a bike lane, or a driveway when parking
- Share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists
Fill out and submit the form below to sign up. For more information contact the Traffic Safety Officer at 630-789-7086 or send e-mail.