High Desert Security Patrol:
The High Desert Security Patrol will likely arrive before APD and may observe or assist in managing people and/or vehicles at the perimeter of the scene, but will never undertake any type of police duties.
APD, FIRE & RESCUE EMERGENCY:
APD Non-Emergency Number:
APD Foothills Substation (Link to Information)
Jeffery Russell Memorial Substation
12800 Lomas NE
Fire Rescue (Link to Information)
Out and About? Please Stay Out of the Road or Walk Against Traffic
By Jim Mayo, Solterra
A number of people in our neighborhoods are practicing what they believe is safe distancing during the coronovirus pandemic, but they are violating some basic rules of traffic safety. People, either through gender courtesy or social distancing, are getting off the sidewalk and walking in the bike lane. This appears to be the safe thing to do, but not quite.
Boy Scouts who have passed a hiking requirement know that they are to walk on the side of the road of oncoming traffic so they can see what is ahead of them.
When walkers are about to meet on the sidewalk, the person who is walking toward traffic should be the one to step into the bike lane. The people walking with the traffic coming behind them cannot possibly see the traffic and they should have the right-of-way on the sidewalk. So gender courtesy should not be involved.
If people see that traffic and people are both coming toward them, they should respond to whomever they believe will arrive first and step aside accordingly. If that is not possible, they should step off the sidewalk and turn their back to the other pedestrians on the sidewalk and wait until they pass.
We should not only practice social distancing but also follow road safety rules.