of Southfield elected officials will formally take the Southfield Safe
Streets Pledge, the City’s new initiative to curb distracted driving, at
the Monday, February 25 City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Council
Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road.
The City of Southfield Police and
Fire Departments recently launched the Southfield Safe Streets Pledge, a
new, proactive approach to public safety designed to enhance the
traditional concept of responding to 911 calls. The Southfield Safe
Streets Pledge will redistribute public safety resources and use
Proactive and Preventative Policing, Police-Initiated Activity and
collaboration with the community to:
- Focus on locations with higher numbers of traffic accidents;
- Focus on distracted drivers;
- Focus on people that are texting while driving;
- Focus on drivers that disobey stop signs and traffic signals; and
- Focus on speeders in residential neighborhoods and near schools.
elected officials will publically take the Southfield Streets Pledge to
promote the initiative and to encourage citizens, residents and visitors
alike, to also take the pledge to commit to driving safely in the City.
When citizens enter the city of Southfield borders, they can be
rest assured that they will be safe and secure. The Southfield Police
and Fire Departments are among the best in the nation, and committed to
individual’s personal safety and well-being while they are in the City.
Southfield public safety professionals pledge to keep Southfield streets
safe – and in turn ask citizens to pledge to commit to driving
cautiously, obeying all posted signs, laws and never driving while
distracted by cell phone calls or texting.
Residents and visitors can take
comfort in the fact that the average response time to emergencies in
Southfield is among the lowest in the nation. Southfield city leaders
take great pride in the fact that Southfield is a safe, clean and
progressive community that is welcoming to everyone. The City is
committed to providing only the highest quality services to its
residents and visitors, and maintaining a safe and secure community is a
top priority. Numerous national studies have shown that distracted
drivers are a leading cause of accidents and other problems on the road,
and the city of Southfield takes a zero-tolerance policy towards such
violations. To that end, the city of Southfield has launched the
Southfield Safe Streets Pledge to crack down on distracted and reckless
drivers in an ongoing effort to keep Southfield streets safe and secure
Residents and visitors alike are
encouraged to take the Southfield Safe Streets Pledge and commit to do
their part to keep our streets and community safe. Click HERE to
take the pledge today and to learn more about safe driving techniques,
laws and statistics related to distracted driving, vehicular accidents
and other important traffic and personal safety information.
For more information about the
Southfield Safe Streets Pledge or other public safety programs, contact
the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5435 or the Southfield
Fire Department at (248) 796-5650.