are some unique situations in a rural/suburban community. You will
want to make sure members of your household are aware of the
With the privilege of living near farm ground comes the
responsibility to be good neighbors to the farmers. A bottle or
other garbage thoughtlessly thrown over a fence can damage very
expensive equipment. The farmers do not consider the dumping of
grass clippings or yard waste over the fence as compost; it clogs
irrigation structures and suffocates crops. Many do not realize that
a farmer only gets water once a week and that tampering with
irrigation pipes, gates or otherwise interrupting the flow can
severely damage a crop. Parents must teach their children that farm
ground, even though it appears vacant, is private property and is not
a play area open to public use, to ride bikes or recreational
vehicles. Farmers have the right to their occupation which may
include late nights and early mornings, please understand that when
the soil is ready to plant or a crop is ready for harvest, a farmer
has very limited time, so each hour is valuable. Each of us can help
by treating farm property respectfully and by educating our children.
Davis County burning is limited
to citizens having two (2) or more acres of farmland that is used for
crop growth or has a fruit orchard with 25 or more trees. Open
burning is limited to organic items, which are incidental and
essential to the agricultural operations. All eligible farmers are
required to notify the local Fire Department prior to burning.
recreational fires are allowed in residential areas and the homeowner
should contact the Fire Department for specific rules that govern
Parents, please teach your children not to play in or float toys in
irrigation ditches. They can be very hazardous!
Crossings and Residential Areas:
Clinton has a lot of young children. All residents need to be aware
of the school crossings, which are located on a number of our major
streets. Please drive slowly through residential areas. Speed
limits, crossings, and stop signs are
A number of circular round-a-bouts are replacing stop signs at
intersections. Please slow down and yield the right of way at these
junctures. These assist the flow of traffic, not the speed! Please
use the following information to help you use the roundabouts
roundabout allows traffic coming from different directions to safely
merge and travel the roundabout, then exit at their desired
directions. Drivers approaching a roundabout must slow to a speed
that will allow them to safely interact with other users of the
roundabout, and to negotiate the roundabout. Drivers
need to yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the left,
traffic travels counter-clockwise around a roundabout. Normally a
roundabout is designed to be negotiated at 15 to 20 MPH.
drivers approach the roundabout entrance, they must check for other
vehicles already in the roundabout and determine when it is safe and
prudent to enter the circulating stream (conflicting
traffic comes from the left).
approaches and the travel lane of the roundabouts are designed for a
single lane of traffic. The travel lane around the roundabout is the
asphalted roadway, not the concrete center over-run area. Driving
around the roundabout is best accomplished by staying to the outside
of the travel lane, especially for larger vehicles and trucks.
Drivers need to signal before the exit street they wish to take.
are not many roundabouts in Utah; however, the number is increasing
and will continue to increase as their functionality is better
understood. For more information go to
Clinton is growing rapidly! There are a number of areas with
construction in progress. Please beware of the dangers to children
and safety hazards of a construction site. Materials, lumber, tools
or other supplies are private property. Theft and vandalism are
serious crimes. Do not dump anything at construction sites, nor
leave waste in their garbage bins. Caution your children to stay away
from all construction areas.
No firearms, including bow and arrows, flippers and BB guns, are to
be discharged within the city limits at any time. There is no
hunting in the city limits.
be aware of the dangers in living near the railroad tracks and review
safety precautions with your children.
before crossing the tracks – EVERY
One standing train can hide another moving train on multiple
is very easy to misjudge the speed and distance of a train. WAIT.
Driver inattention and impatience are the most common factors
contributing to vehicle/train accidents.
you car stalls on the tracks, get out fast!
play on the railroad tracks!
go around the crossing arms if they are down, even if there is no
train in sight. If the arms are malfunctioning, call the police
is within a railroad “quiet zone”. Trains no longer
blow their whistles at street crossings!