CHP Announces New Program “Arrive Alive On State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330”

Running Springs, CA, July 28, 2010, 3:44pm – The California Highway Patrol is serving up a warning about a year-long enhanced enforcement effort to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions related to driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office are collaborating with the CHP to provide enhanced anti-DUI law enforcement roving patrols within their jurisdictions of our local mountain area highways.  The baseline comparison year is 2008 and showed 70 injuries and four fatalities resulting from DUI-involved fatal and injury reportable collisions on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330.  From 2005 to 2007, there were 12 victims killed and 143 victims injured in DUI-involved reportable collisions on the same routes.  The grant kicks off August 1, 2010, and ends July 31, 2011.  The officers and deputies will enforce all traffic laws with a special emphasis on the apprehension of drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  This includes people speeding and making unsafe passes or turns.  Officers will also strictly enforce the use of seat belts and child passenger restraints.  Funding for the “Arrive Alive on State Routes 18, 38, 138, and 330” DUI Corridor Grant project is provided by a grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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