Gilbert is the second safest community in the country and the Gilbert Police Department wants to keep it that way. Ahead of the holiday weekend, we want to make you aware of a new community awareness program designed to address an increase of collisions in Gilbert. Our Traffic Unit and Special Enforcement Units will be conducting directed traffic enforcement operations near the SanTan Freeway corridor between Val Vista and Williams Field Roads and along the Val Vista corridor between Baseline and Elliot Roads. These two zones were selected based on an analysis of traffic collision data. Patrol officers will be increasing traffic enforcement and education within their patrol beats, throughout the community and focusing on eliminating distracted driving.
What can you do to help increase safety on our roadways? Please remove all distractions while driving, maintain the speed limit, wear passenger restraints and obey all traffic laws. We also encourage you to help spread the word about safe driving with Gilbert’s new #DriveSafely campaign. Here are a few ways you can help:
- Pledge to Speed down. Eyes up. Drive safely.
- Use #DriveSafely on social media
- Share this Public Service Announcement
Working together, we can attain our vision as a community where people feel safe in their homes, in public places and on our roadways.
Visit www.gilbertaz.gov/DriveSafely to download logos and for more information.
To download the Gilbert Police Department’s mobile apps, visit Gilbert’s Mobile Apps Hub at www.gilbertaz.gov/apps.