YUMA, Ariz. – The Yuma Police Department continues to receive numerous complaints from the Yuma community concerning traffic infractions at the intersection of 16th Street and 4th Avenue. Because of this the Yuma Police Department’s Traffic Unit has again focused more on this area over the past week.
PIO and Lieutenant Sergeant, Lori Franklin with the Yuma Police Department said, During the week of June 16th through the 23rd a total of 165 traffic stops were conducted in that area. There were 139 citations issued, some of which had multiple violations. The highest numbers for a specific violation was 53 and that was for speeding. Next were 25 violations for no insurance or proof of insurance, 21 violations for improper turn, 17 red light violations and 15 violations for cell phone use.”
There were 40 additional violations of various offences along with 7 misdemeanor arrests and or citations issued. The police department wants to remind everyone that it’s a 25 miles per hour zone.
Franklin adds, “If we can stop one person from running a red light, one person from speeding and hitting a maintenance guy out there that’s trying to do his job you know with the construction and stuff. If we’re out there hopefully many people will slow down and obey the traffic laws, they’ll come to a complete stop when the light turns red and they’ll slow down.”
The Yuma Police Department would like to remind our community that the road construction in this area will be ongoing into next year. They also ask drivers to please be patient and courteous with other drivers. In some areas the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph. So they recommend to allow extra time to get to your destination if you need to utilize this intersection.