For Immediate Release
October 26, 2015
CONTACT: Craig Stout
Fayetteville Police Conduct Directed Traffic Enforcement Patrols
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department will conduct directed traffic enforcement patrols on North College Avenue.
With the addition of new businesses in the Whole Foods development area, the new traffic signal at Masonic Drive, and increased traffic attempting to access the flyover, Fayetteville Police have seen an increase in the number of traffic complaints and collisions on this part of North College Avenue. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents and promote safe driving, Fayetteville police officers will be conducting directed traffic enforcement patrols in this area.
Between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8, officers will be increasing enforcement actions and monitoring the area between Rolling Hills Drive and Millsap Road. Officers will be focusing on some of the leading causes of traffic collisions: following too closely, failure to yield, speeding, improper use of the center turn lane and distracted driving, which includes texting, emailing, social media use, etc.
With the holiday season upon us, the FPD wants to encourage everyone to drive responsibly and reach their destinations safely.