Nags Head community information exchange

By on June 15, 2011

Excerpts from police chief Kevin Brinkley’s latest information exchange report:

The Nags Head Police Department is still getting reports of vehicle break-ins in several areas of town.

Vehicles have recently been broken into in the 7000 Block and 2100 Block of Virginia Dare Trail. Vehicles have also been entered at the Bainbridge Street beach access near Nags Head Fishing Pier.

Please remember to keep your vehicles locked and to store valuables out of sight or in the trunk.

I also would like to let everyone know about a scam that was attempted on one of our residents. This resident received an e-mail that appeared to be from the Bank of America (BOA). When he inquired with BOA, he learned the e-mail was fraudulent and he should not reply with any information.

Continuing the celebration of the 50th Anniversary, the Town of Nags Head is having a carnival at the old Windmill Point Restaurant site. Carnival hours will be from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. through Saturday, June 18. In addition to rides and games, local food vendors will have booths.

If 100 percent of motorists could be reached with campaigns to encourage safer driving and 100 percent of them could internalize the message and be more conscious drivers, safety promotion alone would suffice.

But educational campaigns must be coupled with physical measures to remind drivers of the speed limit and return their minds to the road. Numerous studies have found that educational campaigns alone are not sufficient to solve traffic safety issues. Physical solutions are key to ensuring safer roads.

The Nags Head Police Department’s Radar Trailer is one physical solution that provides driver feedback. This tool is especially effective for distracted drivers since they present a physical reminder of expected driving behavior.

Another physical solution is the Nags Head Police Department’s mobile message board. Currently we are using this device in the area of Whalebone Junction to warn drivers of the speed limit and that the area has a lot of pedestrians crossing the highway.


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