POLICE ANNOUNCE STEPPED UP ENFORCEMENT TO REDUCE INJURIES AND CRASHES

07/24/2013

           The Fayetteville Police Department announced today they will begin directed traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents on N. College Avenue.

            The Fayetteville Police Department will begin directed traffic enforcement on Thursday July 25th, 2013, on N. College Ave. between Joyce Blvd and Millsap Road, and along N. Garland Ave. in the construction areas. The goal of the department is to bring awareness to drivers concerning traffic collisions and construction zone safety and hopefully reduce the number of accidents on N. College Avenue.  The officers will be utilizing marked and unmarked vehicles during the directed enforcement.  Officers will be looking for the following violations:

  • Following too close
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to signal turn or lane changes
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving

            These violations have consistently been the most common contributing factors to traffic crashes in Fayetteville and nationwide.  The directed enforcement will work other areas, on different dates, and keep the public notified as to where and when the enforcements will take place.

            The Fayetteville Police Department is dedicated to reducing crashes and increasing safety on Fayetteville streets.  This enforcement campaign is part of a comprehensive plan to improve transportation safety in the City of Fayetteville.                           

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