Safety Department

                                             
Maggie Hess, Secretary
440-884-9600 x 5680          
safety@parmaheightsoh.gov   

Congratulations to our newly sworn-in Police Officers
ANDREW FISCHER & ERIC TAYLOR
Best wishes as you complete your training at the Police Academy!

                       

 SAFETY INFORMATION
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Power Outages
Shelter-In-Place
Winter Safety

 

9-1-1: THE NUMBER TO KNOW

The Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System (CECOMS) and the Cuyahoga Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) encourages residents to review the proper use of the emergency 9-1-1.

Click here for information about the 9-1-1-system.

        ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Director of Public Safety oversees the Police and Fire Departments.  Public safety is a high priority for the City of Parma Heights and our safety forces are committed to providing the residents with superior service. 

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Announces
Heroin Awareness Campaign

In addition to "Let's Face It" television spots currently airing on local television stations through early April, Procecutor Timothy McGinty announced the creation of a special website -  www.LetsFaceHeroin.com  - that contains information on the epidemic, personal stories, tips, and links to community resources.

"This is a battle that our community has to fight on many fronts," McGinty has said.  "Our timing for the campaign could not be better.  Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death has focused national attention on heroin because he's a famous actor.  But on an average day, more than 100 Americans die of heroin overdoses."

The Safety Director is also responsible for the following:

For the safety of our residents there is no on street parking between the hours of 3 AM-6 AM.  No tractor-trailers are allowed to park between sunset and sunrise anywhere in the city.   






Click the picture for information on the Click It or Ticket Program for High Risk Drivers


                                                                                                                                       

A stop sign is one of our most valuable and effective traffic control devices when used at the right place and under the right conditions.  It is intended to help drivers and pedestrians at intersecting street locations decide who has the right of way.

Why don't they put in more stop signs?
Many people believe that forcing motorists to stop at each intersection will decrease overall speed on the road.  However, studies show that stop signs only reduce speed immediately adjacent to the sign, and that most drivers accelerate between intersections to make up for time lost at the stop sign.  Engineering studies indicate that the inappropriate installation of extra stop signs may cause additional problems, such as  more rear-end collisions, a redistribution of traffic onto side-streets, and drivers ignoring the appropriate stop signs.

The Right Way
Stop signs should only be used where they are warranted, as they cause substantial inconvenience to motorists through lost time and expended fuel.  Their use, tempered with professional judgment and local knowledge, will result in effective implementation..  Per the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD), a stop sign may be warranted at an intersection only where specific conditions exist.  The Ohio Revised Code sections 4511.09, 4511.10 and 4511.11, require all Ohio jurisdictions to install and maintain all traffic control devices in compliance with the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Multi-way Stop Intersections
The multi-way stop installation is useful as a safety measure at some locations.  It should be used only where the volume of traffic on the intersecting roads is approximately equal.  It should be used sparingly because of the significant increases in delays and operating costs which result from requiring all of the vehicles using the intersection to stop.
Per the OMUTCD, any of the following conditions may warrant a multi-way STOP sign installation:

Caution Must be Exercised in Installation
Most drivers are reasonable with no intention of maliciously violating traffic regulations; however, when an unreasonable restriction is imposed, it may result in flagrant violations.  In such cases, the stop sign can create a false sense of security in a pedestrian and an attitude of contempt in a motorist.

Traffic safety must be a positive science and must take into account the people behind the wheel to be successful.

 

 

 


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