Over one year, five people lost their lives, and over 120 were injured due to collisions on the state’s highways and roadways patrolled by the Quincy CHP, and a new year-long campaign hopes to end it.
The CHP Quincy area office will use grant funding to begin a regional traffic safety campaign throughout Plumas, Sierra, and Lassen Counties. Officers will be deployed to conduct enforcement on US 395, SR 49, 70, 89, and 284.
Quincy Lieutenant commander Parent says, “this grant will build on the momentum achieved from past education and enforcement efforts throughout the area.”
Prominent factors in collisions were found to be improper turning, speeding, and impaired driving. To address these factors, the CHP office will also bring officers into the community to raise awareness about these dangers on the road.
The CA Office of Traffic Safety provided funding for the enforcement campaign through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.