DEARBORN, Michigan – On April 2, 3, and 4, 2012, members of the Dearborn Police Department will conduct a traffic enforcement initiative, targeting moving violations on major streets and around schools. This is in response to numerous traffic complaints and the onset of the spring season.
The Dearborn Police Department reminds citizens that safety on our roadways and around our schools is everyone’s responsibility. While the police are committed to improving safety by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement, we rely on the cooperation of the public to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist.
Dearborn Police Chief, Ronald Haddad, would like to remind citizens of the following:
- Please remember to drive safely and to wear seatbelts. State law allows police to stop a vehicle when the driver is observed not wearing a safety belt.
- Keep in mind that 20% of all injury traffic crashes are the result of distracted driving, especially while texting and talking on cell phones.
- State law requires vehicles to yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- 40% of all crashes in the City of Dearborn are rear-end collisions. Keep your distance and don’t drive while distracted!
- Finally: please do not drink and drive!
Chief Haddad states: “If our entire community works together to promote safe driving, we can ensure that Dearborn remains a safe place to live and work.”