Project Drive Safe!
05/03/2012 | 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||05/07/2012 to 05/13/2012|
|Targeted Roadway:||24th Street|
|Targeted Violations:||Speed, Stop Sign, and Turning|
Project Drive Safe! Year to Date Citation Statistics as of 04/30/2012: 936 Citations
Safe Driving Tip: Stop signs mean just that, STOP! When you approach a stop sign you are required to come to a complete stop. This means all forward movement of the vehicle must stop. Even if you notice there are no vehicles approaching as you are slowing down, you must come to a complete stop before proceeding. Officers looking for stop sign violations, typically watch the tires of the vehicle to ensure they are not moving. Slowly rolling through a stop sign (sometimes called a California Stop), while yielding to traffic is still a stop sign violation. In 2008 there were nearly 1000 collisions where the cause was listed as running a stop sign. Of those over 42% resulted in injuries . The number of collisions does not include failing to yield from a stop sign, which is also a violation. 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.