Clinton Keith corridor traffic enforcement operation yields 108 citations
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Cracking down on traffic scofflaws in an effort to reduce traffic collisions throughout the southwest Riverside County region, Murrieta, Menifee, and Hemet police departments, along with CHP – Temecula, recently conducted a collaborative targeted enforcement operation that yielded more than 100 citations being issued.
A similar, larger multi-agency enforcement operation conducted in the area last November yielded 214 citations for a variety of traffic-related violations in just four hours.
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Officials say the multi-agency enforcement operation, which targeted the Clinton Keith Road corridor and strategic locations along Whitewood, Winchester, and Murrieta Hot Springs roads, was in response to the high number of major injury and fatal traffic collisions throughout the area.
A City of Menifee motor officer is seen issuing a citation during a recent crackdown on dangerous and illegal driving actions along the Clinton Keith Road corridor and other surrounding roads. Murrieta PD photos
During the operation, participating officers fanned out to the various locations they had already identified as problem areas and within minutes the first of dozens of stops was made.
Officials have explained that these high-visibility, multi-agency enforcement operations are intended to reduce traffic collisions throughout the region by educating the public about the area’s top collision factors, including speeding and distracted driving, lane change violations, unsafe turning movements, and stop violations – such as stop sign and red-light infractions.
As a result of the combined enforcement efforts, a total of 137 drivers were stopped, with 108 citations issued and 29 verbal warnings being given for a variety of both moving and equipment violations. Additionally, one vehicle was impounded.
The involved agencies have said they will continue such collaborative enforcement programs in the future and have asked for the communities’ continued support in keeping the area’s roadways safe for everyone to use.
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