Glassford Hill Road has experienced a surge in traffic related collisions in late 2021 and early 2022. In 2021, Prescott Valley Police officers took 42 traffic collision reports and issued 938 citations on Glassford Hill Road.
In response to this trend, the Prescott Valley Police Department recently conducted their third special enforcement detail this year. The goal of these focused efforts is to reduce accidents and driving violations by targeting speeding and illegal use of cell phones while driving. In this latest four-hour-long detail, police contacted 44 drivers, and issued 31 citations.
The department has also deployed two speed trailers on the north end of Glassford Hill Road and two pole-mounted speed signs on the south end to gain voluntary compliance with posted speed limits. This equipment was made partially possible through a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The extra enforcement effort, speed trailers, signs, and the increase in citations will hopefully create a safer traffic environment on Glassford Hill Road. The public is encouraged to contact the police department for any reckless or speeding traffic. Drivers are reminded to drive slowly and change lanes, if possible, when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
If you observe someone driving under the influence, being reckless, or excessive speed, please call the Prescott Valley Police Traffic hotline at 928-772-9261, option 2.