Driving while impaired is a major problem in America and most affected are young people ages 16 to 19 years old. Local high schools have enacted programs designed to help educate their students about the dangers of driving while impaired. The Jacksonville Police Department Community Services Division works with SADD in a combined effort to assist in their safe driving education.
Jacksonville Police strive to ensure safety on local roadways. A monthly calendar is published to include streets where there is concern and where motor vehicle violations seem to occur often. Traffic enforcement uses speed detection, license checks, and other types of selected traffic enforcement in selected areas.
The fight to stop drunk driving is a continuous battle for citizens and law enforcement. Jacksonville Police Community Services provides lectures and seminars for local groups and organizations. Participants are given training and shown actual accident scenes.
Jacksonville Police also offer programs in seat belt safety and child safety restraint.
Please call the JPD Traffic Division at 910 938-6435 for more information.