Most of us have heard of the Neighborhood Watch program where neighbors are watching out for each other in an attempt to reduce crime in their neighborhood. Fort Collins, CO has a program called Traffic Tamers where they allow residents to check out radar guns from the police department. The residents sit out on their street and record the license plates of speeders. They turn in their list of speeders and then the city sends a letter to the owner of the car. The city of Burlingame, CA is developing a similar program. I discussed developing this type of program with a neighborhood group in Maple Grove when I was the city traffic engineer, but I never had any takers.
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