CHP to crack down on speeders

When traveling from point A to point B in your ride, it is not OK to try to break the sound barrier or travel at the speed of light. Now through Sept. 30, 2012, the California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for speeders. Speeding is the No. 1 cause of traffic collisions, with nearly one-third of fatal and injury collisions in California a direct result of speed. Speed kills and "drivers need to be aware of the current conditions and the posted speed limit," said Joe Farrow, the agency's commissioner. "We all know speeding is very, very dangerous. Leave a little extra time to get to your destination. It isn’t worth the consequences of injuries or worse yet, the death of your friends and loved ones.” Armed with a grant, the CHP has embarked on its “Focused Attention Towards Enforcing Speed,” or FATES, campaign. The grant's objectives statewide are to:
  • Reduce the number of speed-related collisions;
  • Save lives; and
  • Prevent serious injury.
To accomplish this, expect to see more officers and radar detecting trailers on the road. The agency also will conduct public awareness campaigns and safety presentations at schools, employee safety days, local auto events and other community functions.  
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