Speed Limit Enforcement Fund
Update: January 28, 2021*
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*All statistics reflect direct patrol on Hwy 390 (Teton Village Road) and will be updated monthly
Launched the first week of November, the citizen-initiated, Speed Limit Enforcement Fund enables increased enforcement of posted speed limits along Teton Village Road by deputies of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
Our initial goal was to raise sufficient funds for ten hours of “direct patrol enforcement” per week for ten weeks. Funding of new patrols is a direct response to an outpouring of community concern for the high rate of wildlife-vehicle collisions on this stretch of roadway, as increased driver speed is directly tied to heightened chances of wildlife-vehicle collisions, especially at night. As of mid-January 2021, we have raised over $24,000 for the speed limit enforcement fund.
We encourage those interested in long-term coverage of this and other roadways to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the approval of a new Deputy FTE to focus on speed enforcement, part of which would include the Village Road.
While the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation served as the fiscal agent for the Speed Limit Enforcement Fund, we rely on competitive grants and the generosity of donors to continue to serve the Jackson community.
We hope you’ll consider supporting Give-Wildlife-a-Brake and our suite of additional “Wildlife-Friendly” programs by making a gift directly to the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation.