Traffic & Road Safety

In recognition of National Preparedness Month (September), Chief of Police Penny Dunn offers these helpful tips for being prepared while on the road:National Preparedness PENNY

Be sure to have the appropriate tools and materials for a roadside emergency or breakdown:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Flares or emergency cones/triangles
  3. Spare tire (check the air pressure)
  4. Jack and tools for changing a flat tire
  5. Phone numbers for towing or emergency roadside assistance stored in your cell phone
  6. Jumper cables and/or portable battery jump box
  7. Basic tool set – screwdrivers (Phillips and Flathead), pliers, etc. 
  8. Basic first-aid kit

 It's always a good idea to stay in touch with family members and/or friends during weather events, travel, etc... Keeping in touch prevents miscommunication and allows first responders to be available for emergencies.

Tuesday Traffic Tips!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Yielding the right of way: When other drivers have the right of way, be sure to yield to them. Also, exercise caution when others are meant to yield to you, and stay safe, Davidson! Traffic Tip Tuesday 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Avoiding distractions: In addition to texting, using a cell phone, eating, and interacting with passengers are a few other examples of distractions that you should take care to avoid when driving. Stay safe, Davidson! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Using your headlights: Headlights aren't just necessary at night. When you're driving in the rain or fog, turning on your headlights can play a critical role in keeping you, and others, safe on the road. Be safe, Davidson! 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Sharing the road: Remember that you are not the only driver on the road! Exercise caution and keep an eye out for everyone- vehicular traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians. Be safe, Davidson!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
It's important to stick to posted speed limits: Vehicle restrictions are carefully evaluated to maximize safety for both drivers AND individuals in surrounding homes, businesses, and other organizations. Be safe, Davidson!