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       The Honda Classic from page 6                     premier professional sporting event, the ultimate goal is to
                                                         positively impact youth in need and create a brighter future   Chief’s Corner
      Insight Hybrid. They each                          for our community.
      correctly guessed the total                          The growth of the Honda Classic’s charitable donations
      of 1,320 birdies recorded                          is a testament to American Honda’s 38 years as the   Dear Resident,
      at the 2019 Honda Classic,                         longest-standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR as well     T raf fic safety
      where Keith Mitchell won                           as partnerships with PGA National Resort & Spa, PGA   e duc a t i on a nd
      his first PGA TOUR event                           of America, Palm Beach County, the City of Palm Beach   enforcement of traffic
      in dramatic fashion with a                         Gardens and the PGA TOUR along with the support    laws remains one of our
      15-foot birdie putt on the                         from Founders Club sponsors Tire Kingdom and United   major priorities within
      18th hole on Sunday to edge                        Technologies, and more than 200 other community-minded   the  Town of Jupiter.
      World No. 1 Brooks Koepka                          local sponsors.                                    As part of this priority,
      and Rickie Fowler.                                   Next year’s Honda Classic will be played Feb. 24 to   we implemented a
        While  the  tournament                           March 1, 2020.                                     designated traffic unit to
      strives to provide Palm   Vicky Pomarico and Steve                                                    allow us to focus on our
      Beach County with a     Morikawa                                   Photos by Tracey Benson Photography  traffic-related strategic
                                                                                                            initiatives and to promote the safety of our motorists,
                                                                                                            bicyclists, and pedestrians.
                                                                                                              In fact, the number of traffic crashes from January
                                                                                                            to May of 2019 compared to the same time period in
                                                                                                            2018, have decreased 14.9 percent which equates to
                                                                                                            154 less crashes town-wide.
                                                                                                              As a result of this decline in traffic crashes, there
                                                                                                            has also been a 75 percent decrease in the number of
                                                                                                            traffic crash-related fatalities. In 2018 we had four
                                                                                                            traffic crash fatalities from January through May
                                                                                                            compared to one fatality during the same period in
                                                                                                              In addition, driving under the influence (DUI)-
      Steve Milechman, Dawn McLoughlin, Rochelle Luering and                                                related crashes have also decreased by 31.3 percent.
      Sean Denyse                                        Rachel  Azqueta and Sara  Jack Lighton and Claire   In the first five months of 2019 we reported 22 DUI
                                                         Jolly                   Trehan                     crashes compared to 32 DUI-related crashes in the
                                                                                                            same five months last year.
                                                                                                              Our goal is to continue to decrease traffic crashes
                                                                                                            from occurring within the  Town.  Through high
                                                                                                            visibility, education, and enforcement we will strive
                                                                                                            for continued safety of everyone who utilizes our
                                                                                                              I hope you will visit us on our website at www.
                                                                                                   and on Facebook @JupiterPolice to
                                                                                                            learn about new and happening events within the
                                                                                                            Town of Jupiter.
                                                                                                                                            Daniel J. Kerr,
      Delores Colton, Ted Peroulakis, Corey Brown, Cyndie Wolf                   John Domenico and Steve                                    Chief of Police
      and Donna Love                                     Sara Nunez and Bill Nunez  Morikawa


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