Over the last month I have heard from many citizens in Douglas County about traffic safety concerns. In an effort to keep the roads safe in Douglas County I would like to re-empahsize the following Safety Tips.
With the growth of our County comes the increase in traffic and of course traffic issues. I am a strong believer that if you are doing the right things, others will follow suit. I would hope this is true when it comes to your driving actions on the roadway. Road rage and aggressive driving can be contagious so maybe the same can be said for lawful courteous drivers. Drive the right way and others shall follow.
Driver Safety Tips:
Do not drive with distractions (cell phones, headphones, eating, etc.)
Pay attention to and follow all speed limits.
Look ahead for potential dangers such as people or wildlife in the roadway.
Be alert for children playing close to the roadway.
Never pass overtake a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk.
Stop for pedestrians at designated cross walks.
Always yield to pedestrians upon making turns at intersections.
Know your surroundings when you drive, be a good defensive driver.
Don’t let passengers interfere with your driving.
NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.
Always have ample driving time, try not to be in a rush. A patient driver is a safe driver.
Unfortunately no matter how safe you drive there will be others that don’t adhere to your cautiousness. If you spot a reckless or unsafe driver, report them right away to the Sheriff’s Office at 303-660-7500. Additionally, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has a Traffic Safety Hotline 303-660-7539 where citizens can leave a recorded message on specific traffic concerns.