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Traffic Safety

The Gosnell Police Department reminds citizens to drive sober or get pulled over in an effort to end drunk driving. Keep our roads safe by arranging transportation BEFORE you start drinking.

Did you know that when you send or receive a text you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds? At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded. As a result, thousands of people die every year in crashes related to distracted driving.

The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.

  • Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving.
  • Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in my car is distracted.
  • Encourage my friends and family to drive phone-free.

Your seat belt is crucial to surviving a crash. Make it a habit to always buckle up every time.

  • In 2015, nearly half of passenger vehicle occupants who died in crashes were unrestrained.
  • From 2011 to 2015, seat belts saved nearly 64,000 lives – enough to fill a football stadium.
  • 20% Share of Drivers Who Tested Positive for Drugs in a 2014 Survey
  • 47% Rise in the Number of Drivers Testing Positive for Marijuana
  • 25% Increased Likelihood of a Marijuana User to be Involved in a Crash

All data and information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.