Traffic Enforcement

Road respect. Because police seek aggressive drivers.10 tips to reduce aggressive and distracted driving:

  • Obey posted speed limits. Allow extra travel time for traffic and bad weather.
  • Always signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes.
  • Come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs.
  • Never run yellow lights.
  • Let other drivers pass and merge as necessary.
  • On multi-lane highways, use the left lane for passing only.
  • Use extra care when talking on a cell phone while driving or while engaging in other distracting actions (changing radio stations, etc.). Ideally, pull over at a safe location to make a cell phone call.
  • Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn.
  • Pay attention to the special needs of those who drive trucks and buses, ride motorcycles and bicycles, and pedestrians.
  • Wear your safety belt. It's your best defense against an aggressive or distracted driver.

If confronted by an aggressive or distracted driver…

  • Control your emotions to avoid escalating the situation.
  • Attempt to safely get out of his or her way.
  • Avoid eye contact or obscene gestures.
  • If a serious incident occurs, immediately contact the nearest police agency by dialing 911. If using a cell phone, pull over at a safe location and dial 911.