By Anna Gosline
SLACís Traffic Control Program is still in effect. With the start of a
new year, everyone at the Lab should remind themselves to be courteous and
Robbie Robertson (SEC) is one of the many security
officers who helps keep SLAC safe.
by Diana Rogers)
"This program is designed for the protection of all people at SLAC. We
need to follow the basic rules of the road here just as we do on city
streets or highways," said Rick Yeager, Head of Safeguards and Security.
The key to the program is vehicle registration. All employees, longtime
users or contractors must register their vehicles with Security.
Color-coded numbers on windshields or rear view mirrors let security
personnel inform vehicle owners when something goes awry with their cars,
like parking lot accidents, oil leaks or when headlights are left on.
Registered vehicles also gain more rapid access to the site during
Registration numbers also help security personnel identify vehicle
owners who arenít obeying the rules. Under this program, Safeguards and
Security personnel can issue two types of citations: parking violations
and moving violations (such as running stop signs, speeding or not
stopping for pedestrians). Penalization increases in severity for these
actions as an individual accumulates citations in a 90-day (parking
violations) or 180-day (moving violations) period.
Yeager reports that since Safeguards and Security began monitoring
speed with random radar checks, the average on-site speed has dropped from
40 mph to 32 mph. He hopes that this program will give people the added
push to keep their speeds at 25 mph, which is the posted speed limit.
"25 miles per hour has been determined to be the safest speed for the
site for pedestrians, cars and wildlife," said Yeager.
With the cooperation of everyone at SLAC, we can keep traffic running
smoothly and safely for years to come.