Multi-agency campaign will heighten traffic safety enforcement

Multi-agency campaign will heighten traffic safety enforcement

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Sierra Vista Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff's Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety will conduct a campaign of heightened traffic safety enforcement, beginning Monday, April 16.

All three agencies will work together to conduct proactive traffic enforcement efforts on roadways and at intersections that have the highest incidence of traffic collisions in the Sierra Vista area. The emphasis will be on traffic violations that most often contribute to collisions, such as inattention, following too closely, failure to yield when turning at intersections, failure to obey traffic control lights, unsafe lane changes, and stop sign violations.

"Traffic violations that may seem minor are frequently the cause of dangerous collisions that can result in costly damage, injuries, and even loss of life," SVPD Cmdr. Lawrence Boutte said in a recent news release. "Many people put themselves and fellow motorists at risk every day, either due to inattention on the road or poor driving habits.

"We appreciate the assistance of our partner agencies in proactively targeting these dangerous driving behaviors," Boutte said.

The campaign will be conducted starting on Monday, April 16, and will continue for about one week.

While motorists should expect heightened enforcement during this time, it's important to always practice safe, defensive driving habits.

The SVPD, CCSO, AZ DPS are all committed to making the roadways safer through ongoing education and enforcement efforts.

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