Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

The Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) is designed to resolve neighborhood traffic concerns relating to speeding traffic..

Numerous venues are offered to report concerns:

  • Vehicular speeding problems, stop sign violations, etc:
  • Parking concerns can be reported online through Olathe Citizen Connect.
  • Road rage or incidents that are actively occurring:
    • Report immediately to police dispatch at 913-782-0720 or 911 if the situation warrants.  

When traffic concerns are recommended for the NTSP program:

  • The area is evaluated for proper signage.
  • A traffic study is conducted to determine the context of the problem.
  • Optional resources are deployed as recommended:
    • Community Education:
      • Radar trailer to notify motorists of their vehicular speed.
      • Neighborhood and area high school newsletters
      • Yard Sign Program
      • Web-Site, Government Access Channel
      • Radar Loan Program
    • Enforcement:
      • Assigned enforcement by the Police Traffic Unit
      • Scheduled return enforcement
      • Random enforcement
    • Engineering:
      • Review area for atypical circumstances, Implement "traditional" approaches first,
      • Public meetings for geometric street modifications
      • Traffic calming methods.

A post traffic study is performed to determine the impact of actions.

If problems persist in areas that do not qualify for geometric modifications, "Neighborhood Traffic Enforcement Zones" may be established with  permanently placed signs advising drivers of increased fines for speeding.

The NTSP program has been adopted by the Olathe City Council in an effort to achieve neighborhood safety and increase the quality of life in Olathe.