Yuma, Arizona - 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: December 18th to December 24th    
Targeted Roadway 20th Street
Secondary Roadway: Undisclosed
Targeted Violations: Speeding, Cell Phone Violations, Turning, and Red light Violations

Project Drive Safe! 2017 YTD Citation Statistics

As of Date Drive Safe YTD Cited Violations
12-10-17 695

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!