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|November 14, 2019|
Riverside ramps up traffic safety enforcement
RIVERSIDE Ė (INT) Ė Police are out with results of a 12-month campaign to improve traffic safety on city streets.
The cityís top causes for traffic collisions were speeding, red light or stop sign violations and improper turning movements. Police issued 2,581 citations.
Also topping the list of infractions were 666 citations issued for cell phone use or texting while driving. Distracted driving can also include eating, applying make-up or having a pet in the driverís lap while driving.
DUI saturation patrols resulted in 629 vehicle stops with 83 DUI arrests and 4 drug possession arrests.
At driverís license checkpoints, there were 24 alcohol/drug DUI arrests, 32 suspended/revoked driverís license arrest and 133 unlicensed drivers arrests.
Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcements resulted in another 428 citations.
The traffic safety program was the result of a year-long grant that was awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Story Date: November 4, 2019