Speed is a significant contributing factor to fatal crashes in Massachusetts. According to 2000 statistics, one-third of all Massachusetts' fatal crashes involved a speeding driver.

Speedwatch is a community-based speed management program that is currently under evaluation by the Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (MassSAFE), a joint program of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD) and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

Sample Collaborative Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date:

Time:

Place:

The (COMMUNITY) Police Department has received a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau for speed enforcement. We would like to meet to discuss our April-September speed education/enforcement campaign in the (LOCATION) and possible ways to collaborate with your department. We propose the following agenda for our meeting:

Education plans - Our required educational activities and planned schedule

Enforcement plans - Our planned enforcement schedule

Engineering plans - A review of traffic calming suggestions

Discussion

It is my hope that through this meeting, we are opening a line of communication between our departments to facilitate a coordinated approach to speed management in our community. I look forward to our discussion.

Sample Collaborative Meeting Agenda doc format of CollaborativeMtgAgenda.doc

Talking Points doc format of CollaborativeMtgTalkingPoints.doc