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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Watertown PD Traffic Safety Team Announces Enforcement Locations

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The Watertown Police Department announces that they will increase traffic enforcement throughout the community in the coming months. The areas to be covered during the Month of April are listed below:

HWY 212 & 19th ST SE
1st AVE NE & 13th ST NE
14th AVE & Hwy 81
1200 blk Kemp AVE W

The driving public is reminded to obey all traffic and safety laws, as the patrols will be increased.

Locations are selected by the department due to a concentration of violations, or due to traffic crashes in the area. Each crash is reviewed by members of the department for causal factors, in an effort to curtail further occurrences.

Traffic Safety Tip:          Following Too Close
A large number of crashes in Watertown can be attributed to drivers following other vehicles too closely. SD Traffic Law states that the driver of a motor vehicle may not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and condition of the highway, a violation of this is a class 2 misdemeanor. By placing more distance between you and other vehicles you will have more time to react to your surroundings and possibly prevent a crash

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