Traffic Safety Tips

  • Allow plenty of time for your trip. Expect delays to occur along your route and leave earlier than you normally would in anticipation of delays. REMEMBER SPEED KILLS!
  • Be polite and courteous to other drivers, even if they are not. All instances of conflict should be avoided.
  • If confronted by an aggressive driver, take a deep breath and avoid any other contact with the driver, if possible.
  • Do not become upset with another driver. Control your emotions and think with a clear mind.
  • Do not make prolonged eye contact, obscene or aggressive hand gestures at other drivers.
  • When entering traffic from an entrance ramp, remember to yield the right of way to other drivers already established on the roadway.
  • When changing lanes, make sure you have a clear path to change lanes and signal your intentions.
  • Do not follow the vehicle in front you too closely. Allow for a minimum following distance of 1 car length for every 10 miles per hour you are traveling or the 3 second rule (give more distance in inclement weather)
  • Do not drive in the left lane, except for passing. Once you complete a pass, change lanes to your right.
  • Place yourself in the other driver’s position. They may be driving that way because of an actual emergency.
  • Notify police of an aggressive driver.

For more information regarding Aggressive Drivers please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  web site.

Douglas County Sheriff

Justice Center

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7505

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Highlands Ranch Substation

9250 Zotos Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303.784.7800

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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