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Posted on: February 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Directed Enforcement Patrol


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Directed Enforcement Patrol 
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:February 5, 2020Time:5:30 PM
Incident Date:February 5, 2020Time:6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Incident Location:City of Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Jimenez
File Number(s):Numerous

In an ongoing effort to reduce serious injury/fatal traffic collisions, the Lake Elsinore Traffic Team conducted an enforcement operation on February 5, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   The focus of the enforcement was on collision-causing factors at various areas within the City of Lake Elsinore. Special patrols were deployed to crack down on drivers who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users.

The department has mapped out locations from past years where serious injury/fatal traffic collisions have occurred. Also noted were the violations that led to those crashes, to include red light, stop sign and speeding violations.  

Traffic fatalities are rising in California. Locally, the Lake Elsinore Traffic Team investigated 31 fatal collisions during the past three (3) years. California witnessed 3,651 traffic deaths in 2018.  

This morning’s enforcement operation generated the following results:

  • 46 drivers were cited for hazardous moving violations 
  • 2 drivers were cited for licensing violations 
  • 2 vehicles were impounded 
  • 14 other citations were issued for various violations 

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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