Sarah Richards, Commander Office of Community Outreach & Media Relations 601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Director of Communications
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway
Patrol (CHP) is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols, and
state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic
safety campaign, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
violations will be the target of law enforcement in California, Arizona,
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming from Friday, June 25, through Sunday, June 27,
speed and unsafe driving are a threat to everyone on the roadway,” said CHP
Commissioner Amanda Ray. “The CHP and
our allied state partners will be out in force this weekend with the common
goal of saving lives through speed enforcement.”
speed enforcement campaign follows a significant increase in speed-related
incidents and traffic fatalities in 2020.
In California last year, more than 500 people were killed and more than 57,000
others were injured in crashes caused by unsafe speed. Also last year, CHP officers issued more than
28,000 speeding citations to motorists driving in excess of 100 MPH – and 9,300
more during the first four months of 2021.
yourself and those on the road around you safe.
Slow down and drive at a legal, safe speed,” added Commissioner Ray.
addition to speed, officers will be looking for seat belt and child safety seat
violations, evidence of distracted driving, and driving under the
influence. The CHP and the officers and
troopers of its allied law enforcement agencies remind you to drive safely and
report any emergencies or dangerous drivers by calling 9-1-1.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and
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