Project Drive Safe!
05/31/2012 | 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||6/4/2012 to 6/10/2012|
|Targeted Roadway:||16th Street|
|Targeted Violations:||Speed, Stop Sign, and Turning|
Project Drive Safe! Year to Date Citation Statistics as of 05/28/2012: 1253 Citations
Safe Driving Tip: When making turns, either right or left, at an intersection or from a private drive, the driver needs to turn into the closest lane available for the direction they are traveling. The exception is at an intersection with a double right or left turn lane. In this situation you should be turning into the lane that corresponds to the turn lane you are turning from. At an intersection with single left and right turn lanes, where the vehicles making the turn are turning onto a street with at least two lanes for their direction of travel, vehicles traveling in opposite directions should be able to make a right and left hand turn to head the same direction if they turn into the proper lane. The current fine for an improper turn violation is $263.00 plus a $20.00 case processing fee in The Yuma Municipal Court.
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.