The Franklin Police Department is launching a “Safe Streets” campaign Aug. 17 through Aug. 31. Officers from surrounding jurisdictions will participate in several safety checkpoints and saturation patrols this coming weekend. Officers will be aggressively looking for speeders, aggressive drivers and drunk drivers.
With this weekend’s upcoming motorcycle rally Franklin will likely see an increase in motorcycle traffic on its roadways. Motorists should be aware that motorcycles are more difficult to notice than a car or truck so are advised to look twice before changing lanes, entering a roadway, and traveling through an intersection. Remember to allow a greater following distance behind motorcycles; they can stop much faster than your car or truck.
Keeping our streets a safe place to travel is ultimately up to you. The Franklin Police Department will be out in full force to cite drivers who refuse to be safe.
FPD are just offering a few reminders that will help motorists arrive to your destination safe, accident and citation free:
• Remember to use turn signals
• Keep your distance from vehicles in front of you
• Observe the speed limit
• Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights
• Pass on the left
• Yield to the right lane on highways for vehicles traveling faster than you (it’s the law) and most of all,
• Be patient, so you will be safe and arrive happy.
Submitted by the Franklin Police Department