Sergeant Mike VanBuren
Phone: (386) 445-8642
The Traffic Unit is dedicated to improve the safety of the motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians occupying our roadways through education, engineering, as well as fair and courteous enforcement. The unit is also dedicated to the clearing of our roadways as soon as practical in an effort to reduce the number of secondary collisions.
Each deputy is equipped with the latest in direction sensing radar units, and has a laser speed unit for speed enforcement.
A radar speed trailer is also utilized both as a public education tool displaying motorists speeds, but also is used to perform speed surveys recording data on each vehicle that passes by it.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office provides ten deputies who are assigned to the Traffic Division in the City of Palm Coast. Sgt. Mike Van Buren supervises the division whose primary goal is to prevent traffic crashes utilizing many tools of enforcement. With six motorcycle deputies, this division conducts Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (S.T.E.P.s) in response to identified areas of concern. Traffic deputies issued 6,391 citations, 4,378 written warnings, and investigated 793 traffic crashes within the City of Palm Coast during 2006. In an effort to educate the community on driving under the influence, the Division held two DUI Checkpoints and three DUI Directed Patrols.
The Traffic Division is available to answer any questions or concerns that a citizen may have in regards to traffic laws, violations and traffic control devices. These deputies will also inspect child seats to insure proper installation. Citizens are encouraged to report traffic problems via the agency website or by calling the Palm Coast Traffic Division directly at 386-586-2628.
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How to report a problem in your neighborhood:
Phone: (386) 586-2626
When reporting a violation, please be as detailed as possible giving us the specific location, type of problem, as well as when the problem is occurring (time of day, day of week).
In case of an Accident:
- STOP ... Do not leave the Scene. CALL THE POLICE
- Get Names, Addresses, and License Numbers of the other owners and drivers involved, and of witnesses
- Provide information as required by authorities, but do not admit responsibility or offer settlements to others.
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.