Thursday, July 12, 2012

'Honk and Alert' Pilot Program

Justin Willis of Fresno, California's KSEE24 News reports, "It's a little bit like neighborhood watch: an extra set of eyes and ears in case something suspicious is going on in your neighborhood. It's called the Honk and Alert program.  Mail carriers will honk the horn three times, alerting residents they are there. They'll do this every time they park the truck."

Willis goes on to say, "Fresno's postmaster is asking mail customers to keep watch, and report anything suspicious with the mail, the postal truck, or the mail carrier...In turn, mail carriers will also be keeping an eye on the neighborhood."

According to the article, mail thefts are a growing concern in many Fresno neighborhoods, and so is safety.

"Five zip codes in the city limits are currently using the honk and alert program. Fresno's postmaster says there are no plans to extend this throughout the city just yet, but they want to see how this part of the city works with the program for now," writes Willis.

For more on this story and watch a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM