Tag: California Office of Traffic Safety

Distracted Driving is No Accident

Big Bear, CA, November 11, 2016 – Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving. To combat this issue the California Highway Patrol is launching a statewide Adult Distracted Drivers traffic safety program. This program is...

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California Motorists Urged To Share The Road

Sacramento, CA, March 13, 2012, noon – During the next several months, the CHP will use a federal grant to assist in reducing the number of people killed and injured in motorcycle-involved collisions. The Department continues to improve safety for everyone by placing an emphasis on the concept of sharing the road.  Enforcement and education efforts through the California Motorcycle Safety Enforcement and Education grant will continue through September 30, 2012. To help get the word out and continue to reduce the number of people killed and injured annually in motorcycle-involved collisions, CHP personnel are appearing at public outreach events throughout the state, distributing informational brochures, and providing traffic safety tips. In addition, motorcycle safety and road-sharing presentations are being conducted statewide. The CHP will also launch a media campaign to highlight the motorcycle safety message. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31411.mp3|titles=Motorcycle...

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Include A Designated Driver In Your Starting Lineup This Weekend

San Bernardino, CA, January 30, 2012, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Avoid the 25 DUI Campaign is reminding football fans watching the Super Bowl game with friends and family to make the right decision before kickoff and include a designated driver in your game plan. Law Enforcement joins with the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” message from the National Football League (NFL), the California office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition. The Avoid the 25, DUI Task Force will deploy special patrols on Sunday (February 5th) in several communities throughout the area looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.  The DUI patrols will be looking for the tale-tell signs of an intoxicated driver behind the wheel. The patrols are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31315.mp3|titles=DUI...

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Avoid DUI Task Force Deploys Extra Patrols For Cinco de Mayo

San Bernardino, CA, May 5, 2011 – Cinco de Mayo means gathering with friends and co-workers for salsa, chips and Margaritas, celebrating California’s rich cultural diversity.  It is also a night when dangerous and often deadly outcomes occur because another impaired driver hits the road drunk.  The San Bernardino County Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force will be deploying overtime patrols onto city streets while CHP will be saturating the freeways and unincorporated communities.  They will be looking for the signs of a drunk driver to stop and test, and they’ll arrest those who have had too much alcohol. Everyone, including hosts, local bars and restaurants, must be sure to promote designated sober drivers in advance, before the ‘Fiesta’ begins. Plan ahead with these common sense tips. Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins. Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Driver. Party hosts and servers must limit the number of drinks given to your guests or patrons.  Don’t serve more than one or two drinks over several hours. Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food. If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1. Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through...

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