I also think he [Malcolm Kenton] oversells the plans for transportation and traffic. I was unable to get an appointment for the traffic "salon", but I did pick up a new handout on Saturday. ``Discourage use of First St. going south with signage for `local traffic only` does not sound very helpful.
Okay, that got me thinking about "local traffic only" signage.
I posted a question to the MPD-5D list at Yahoogroups to see how ``local traffic only`` is enforced in DC.
Here is an open question for MPD:
How is a sign posted along a District street with the message ``local traffic only`` enforced in the District of Columbia ?
Here is a response from MPD's Jeff Brown:
From: ``Brown, Jeff (MPD)``To: ``MPD-5D @ yahoogroups.com``
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:29 PM
Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] how is ``local traffic only`` enforced in DC
A sign entitled ``local traffic only`` means only motorists who reside in that particular area or have business related functions may enter. Others are not permitted to use the area as a pass through to a subsequent destination.
The Metropolitan Police Department enforces this restriction in similar manners as other traffic enforcement. Meaning, officers observing the violation may stop and issue a Notice of Infraction to the driver. Often times, some areas are targeted for direct enforcement based on various criteria and circumstances.