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Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed (RADIATES)

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The majority of collisions in California that end in death or injury begin with a speeding or aggressive driver. To address this issue, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has embarked on a yearlong, lifesaving endeavor to reduce the frequency of these collisions throughout the state.

 To assist the CHP in this traffic safety effort, the Department has received a federally-funded grant titled, “Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed.”

The CHP’s anti-speed campaign will continue through September 30, 2014.

 With summer fast approaching, the primary goal with the RADIATES grant is the reduction of speed-caused, wrong side of the road, and improper turning, fatal and injury traffic collisions within the Inland Empire. More specifically, on Interstate 15 which traverses through five CHP areas, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Victorville and Barstow. In 2011, speed was the primary cause in 1,048 crashes, which resulted 12 deaths and 545 injured.

 “Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”

 

WHO: CHP Inland Division Assistant Chief Sturges

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014

WHERE: Inland Division Communication Center 13892 Victoria St, Fontana, CA 92336

 VISUALS: A wrecked vehicle involved in a violent collision will be on display.

 

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