CHP speed project issues 137 citations
DN Staff report
RED BLUFF - The California Highway Patrol recently finished a multi-agency cooperative enforcement effort among four Northern California CHP offices and a local police department aimed at reducing injury and fatal traffic collisions along a 100-mile stretch of Highway 99E from Red Bluff to Sacramento.
The Northern SR-99 Enforcement Project involved 40 law enforcement officers from the Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and Yuba-Sutter CHP offices in conjunction with 10 officers from the Gridley/Biggs Police Department who patrolled Highway 99 on April 26, specifically looking for speeding vehicles and other fatal and injury accident-causing violations.
A majority of the citations issued, 137, were for excessive speed. Additionally, 21 seatbelt citations were issued to drivers and passengers who were not buckled up.
During the enhanced enforcement period, there were no vehicle collisions reported on SR-99 where officers were deployed for the enforcement project.
During 2005, the Red Bluff area CHP office investigated 64 traffic collisions on Highway 99E. Statistics compiled by the Red Bluff CHP indicated that 43 percent of these collisions resulted in injuries to an involved party. Additionally during 2005, the Red Bluff CHP office investigated two fatal traffic collisions on Highway 99E. Already in 2006, The Red Bluff CHP has investigated one fatal traffic collision on Highway 99E that claimed two lives.