Beginning on Monday, April 16, the Sierra Vista Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety will conduct a campaign of heightened traffic safety enforcement.
The three agencies, supported by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will conduct proactive traffic enforcement efforts on roadways and at intersections that have the highest incidence of traffic collisions in the Sierra Vista area. Officers will focus on common infractions that often contribute to collisions like right-of-way violations and failure to obey traffic controls, and will also be on the lookout for aggressive driving.
Aggressive driving, a criminal traffic offense in Arizona, occurs when a driver commits two or more included violations while speeding. The included violations are:
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway
- Unsafe lane change
- Following a vehicle too closely
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
The campaign will be conducted starting on Monday, April 16, and will continue for about one week. While motorists should expect heightened enforcement during this time, it’s important to always practice safe, defensive driving habits. The Sierra Vista Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Public Safety are committed to making the roadways safer through ongoing education and enforcement efforts.