Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Wants You to Drive to Arrive
Distracted, aggressive driving and speeding are three of the most common factors in traffic collisions in Queen Creek. Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek need motorist to slow down, avoid distractions and use common courtesy.
“Keeping our roadways safe is a collaborative effort between motorists, law enforcement and the Town,” stated MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek Captain Greg Lugo. “Vehicular incidents remain the top safety issue in Queen Creek. We need the community to help keep our roadways safe.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Radio, navigation or entertainment systems
- People in the vehicle
Distractions, speed and aggression while driving can kill. They can also lead to collisions, creating more congestion on the roadways.
MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek will be conducting increased traffic patrols focusing on distracted and aggressive driving in high traffic areas, Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse, Ellsworth Loop and Ocotillo and Rittenhouse and Ocotillo.
The Town of Queen Creek is investing in new and improved roadways. The following road improvements are underway or will begin this year:
- Crismon Road extension from Queen Creek to Germann
- Riggs Road extension from Ellsworth to Meridian
- Ellsworth and Queen Creek intersection improvements, expanding Ellsworth Road to three lanes in each direction from Walnut to Ryan roads
- Power Road improvements from Ocotillo to Brooks Farm
In addition to local roadway improvements, the Arizona Department of Transportation anticipates the interim extension of State Route 24 (two lanes in each direction), from Ellsworth to Ironwood, to be complete in 2021.
By focusing on the road, obeying traffic laws and using common courtesy motorists can drive to arrive, keeping Queen Creek roadways safer.
MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek is located at 20727 E. Civic Parkway. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, please call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO or the Town, please visit QueenCreek.org. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek or Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer