Traffic Safety

Child Passenger Safety 

The McKinney Police Department wants all child passengers safely and properly secured in vehicles. This can be achieved by following the child safety seat manufacture guidelines as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) best practice when transporting children. State law requires all children younger than 8 years old, unless taller than 4’9”, to be in the appropriate child safety seat system wherever they ride in a passenger vehicle. The safety seat system must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

For additional information about child safety in motor vehicles, including information on the latest Texas laws regarding safety seats, booster seats and other vital information, please visit the Texas Department of Public Safety and read their FAQ.

Click it or Ticket 

Seat belts save lives and Texas law requires both drivers and passengers to buckle up. To learn more about seat belt laws and facts visit TxDot - Click It or Ticket.

Improve Street Safety

The McKinney Police Department uses the Traffic Complaint Hotline to improve driver education and voluntary compliance with traffic laws. Citizens who observe a red light violation or any other dangerous driving behavior are encouraged to contact the Traffic Unit at 972-547-2835, and provide the license plate number of the vehicle involved in the incident and a description of the incident. Any issue that is in progress or an emergency in nature should be reported immediately by dialing 911.

These violations or concerns can also be reported online through the use of a Traffic Enforcement Request. The Department welcomes the reporting of any traffic concern observed by persons in McKinney and encourages the use of these methods to report such incidents.

Golf Cart Regulations
Learn about golf cart operation in the City of McKinney or report illegal operation.