Safety on roadways is a top priority for the Queen Creek Police Department. During its first week of patrolling local streets, officers issued 149 traffic warnings, three criminal traffic citations and 28 civil traffic citations.
The town's new police department started its operations Jan. 11, asking drivers to slow down, allow extra time for travel and be courteous of motorists and work crews in the many areas of ongoing infrastructure improvements around town.
The Drive to Arrive program is this year's town resolution to focus on safe driving. Queen Creek police are asking drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and remember the following tips: Allow ample time for travel to avoid aggressive driving and speeding; turn phone to "do not disturb" or keep it in your purse/bag while driving; slow down; stop on red and use common courtesy.
"Our goal is to make drivers safe, whether they're residents or just driving through town," Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice said. "That's why our Drive to Arrive campaign has been our focus to begin with. Traffic has been of the most concern to residents and this campaign focuses on keeping people safe on the roads."