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Slow the Fast Down: Public Encouraged to Follow the Speed Limit

A new statewide initiative encourages drivers to “slow the fast down” and understand the dangers of speeding.

 

The Redding Police Department supports efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety to address an emerging traffic safety issue: speeding.

 

Excessive speeding went way up during the beginning of stay-at-home orders in March. Between March 19 and April 30, CHP officers issued 4,000 citations for speeding over 100 miles per hour, more than double (113%) from last year despite a steep decline in traffic volume.

 

Speeding remains one of the main causes of crashes: in federal fiscal year 2017-18, speed was a factor in approximately 31% of all fatal and injury crashes in California.  The Redding Police Department will have extra officers on patrol during this holiday season, enforcing speed law and other moving violations.

 

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

 

Contact:               Sergeant Montgomery ID# 314

(530)225-4200

Reviewed By:       Sergeant Forsberg ID# 302