Project Drive Safe!
06/26/2011 | Sgt. Clint Norred, Patrol
This week's edition of the Yuma Police Department's on-going traffic safety program, Project Drive Safe! will be at the following location:
|Dates||06/27/2011 to 07/03/2011|
|Targeted Roadway:||16th Street|
|Targeted Violations:||Speed, Red Light, Stop Sign|
Project Drive Safe! Year to Date Citation Statistics as of 06/20/2011: 1304 Citations
Safe Driving Tip: Red light violations cause over 5,000 traffic accidents a year in Arizona.1 Arizona traffic law requires motorists approaching an intersection to reduce their speed regardless of the color of the traffic signal. Doing so prepares motorist to stop for signal changes, as well as other hazards. A yellow traffic signal is a warning that the red signal is about to be activated and motorist should be braking rather than accelerating. Motorists facing a steady red traffic signal are required to stop prior to entering the intersection. Motorist should do their part by braking on yellow, stopping on red, and always Drive Safe!
On the Web: Roadway construction information, to include traffic restrictions, occurring within the City of Yuma, can be found on the City's website at http://www.YumaAZ.gov/news. Look for the road construction icon.
1Source: Arizona Department of Transportation