Fayetteville police step up traffic enforcement on MLK Jr. Boulevard

Cars pass through the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hill Avenue Thursday morning.

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Fayetteville police announced the second in a series of directed traffic enforcements at select areas around town.

Officers will monitor traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Hill Avenue and One Mile Road beginning Thursday morning, May 31.

The idea is to bring awareness to drivers regarding traffic collisions and to try and reduce the number of accidents.

Police officers will utilize marked and unmarked vehicles during the directed enforcement and will be looking for the following violations:

  • Following too close
  • Improper use of center lane
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to signal turn or lane changes
  • Improper right/left turn
  • Disobeying traffic signals

Officials say these violations are the most common contributing factors to traffic accidents in Fayetteville.

In the past, enforcements have moved to other intersections throughout the summer including College Avenue and Joyce Boulevard, College Avenue and Township Street, and Mission Boulevard and Crossover Road.