As with all holiday weekends, the public can expect police to be out in force for the next few days conducting DUI and seat belt enforcement.
Clearly stating this is the Prescott Valley Police Department. They’ll be on especially high alert from Friday, Oct. 26 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Focused enforcement hours will be between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. each night.
“This selective enforcement is dedicated on this particular weekend with the understanding that many children will be out on the streets after dark, creating an environment which demands increased vigilance on our part and the part of area drivers,” said PVPD spokesperson Rachel Montague.
Another of the objectives of the enforcement program is to reduce the number of vehicle collisions and the resulting injuries and fatalities through increased, highly visible enforcement.
“Police will focus on occupant restraint, impaired driving, speeding enforcement, and pedestrian safety,” she said.
Given its high volume of traffic, Highway 69 will be one of the department’s areas of focus.
The additional enforcement is largely made possible by grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
“To help everyone have a safer and more enjoyable Halloween, the Prescott Valley Police Department reminds everyone, if you drink alcoholic beverages have a designated driver and buckle-up,” Montague said. “It only takes a second or two to fasten a seat belt.”
Anyone who observes an impaired or reckless driver can also play a part in the community’s safety by reporting it to their local law enforcement agency.