The survey was done at Dave’s Comer Market, which scout leader Martin Hamaker said provides an “excellent observation point,” covering Mill Creek Drive, 400 East, Locust Lane and 300 South.
During the 45-minute survey held April 29, Webelo Scout Haden Lance counted 520 people, stating, “some were cops.” He counted three patrol cars and one Utah Highway Patrol truck. Dane Glencoe counted 100 trucks and 90 jeeps including the same four law enforcement vehicles. Joel Martineau counted 20 industrial vehicles passing the observation point. Michael Johnson’s survey totaled 464 cars. Logan Heili noted 24 motor bikes, four-wheelers, and off-road vehicles. John and Joel Martineau, a brother team, counted two school buses, 22 bikes and 108 service utility vehicles including city, county, state and local businesses. The scouts also noted a variety of heavy equipment, including bobcats, loaders, and a low-boy. Ten animals, a lawn mower, and a washing machine on a truck were also tallied in the count.
The group also conducted an interview with Moab City Police Officer Joshua Altoff, who talked to them about the importance of obeying the law and contacting proper law enforcement agencies for maximum service.
Scout leaders, David Cozzens of Troop 3803, and Martin L. Hamaker, advisor to Troop 3802, supervised the traffic count. The scouts received three pins on May 22 – engineering, transportation, and nature.
Coming events include the summer day camp at Scofield on June 22 near Price.