Police plan traffic safety enforcement
Posted: 02/18/2009 06:03:29 PM PST
BALDWIN PARK - Police will be cracking down on traffic safety this month, with planned operations targeting drunken driving as well seat belt enforcement, officials said.
The Baldwin Park Police Department will hold a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Saturday at an undisclosed time and location within the city, Baldwin Park police Lt. David Reynoso said in a written statement.
Police will also participate in a Click It or Ticket campaign between Friday and Feb. 28, in which officers will focus extra enforcement on making sure everyone inside a vehicle is wearing a seat belt, police said.
Though 95.7 percent of Californians use their seat belts, the remaining percentage who don't amounts to more than a million people, California Office of Traffic Safety Director Christopher J. Murphy said.
Both the sobriety checkpoint and seat belt enforcement efforts are being paid for by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.