RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Statewide Speeding Campaign|
|Station Area:||Rancho Mirage|
|Written Date:||November 17, 2020||Time:||11:15 AM|
|Incident Location:||Rancho Mirage |
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Frank Avila|
Slow the Fast Down: Public Encouraged to Follow the Speed Limit
Statewide Speeding Campaign Will Run Nov. 16-29
Rancho Mirage, Calif. – A new statewide initiative encourages drivers to “slow the fast down” and understand the dangers of speeding.
The Riverside Sheriff’s Department supports efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety to address an emerging traffic safety issue: speeding.
Excessive speeding went way up during the beginning of March. Between March 19 and April 30, CHP officers issued 4,000 citations for speeding over 100 miles per hour, more than double (113%) from last year despite a steep decline in traffic volume.
Speeding remains one of the main causes of crashes: in federal fiscal year 2017-18, speed was a factor in approximately 31% of all fatal and injury crashes in California.
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