Project Drive Safe!
12/08/2011 | 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||12/12/11 to 12/18/11|
|Targeted Roadway:||Arizona Avenue|
|Targeted Violations:||Speed, Turning, and Stop Sign|
Project Drive Safe! Year to Date Citation Statistics as of 12/05/11: 1999 Citations
Safe Driving Tip: Rear-end collisions exceeded 50,000 during 2007 and 43,000 during 2008 across Arizona, accounting for about 45% of all reported collisions those years.1 A safe following distance in optimal driving conditions is generally considered to be a minimum of 2 seconds. At 35 miles per hour, the average motorist would require about 135 feet (the average length of 2 tractor trailers) to come to a complete stop. Motorist should do their part by maintaining a safe following distance, obeying speed limits, and as 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.
Contact: Lt. Steve Suho, Sgt. George Mitchell or MPO Russ Hartley at (928) 373-4700
1Source: Arizona Department of Transportation