Officers from the La Mesa Police Department cited a total of 29 drivers for driving at excessive speeds in a local crackdown effort held Monday.
The focused effort targeting speeders is a part of San Diego’s larger “Traffic Safety Enforcement Program”, in which previous efforts have targeted other dangerous driving behaviors like impaired and distracted driving. “The program relies on a heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help reduce deaths and injuries on our local roadways,” said the La Mesa PD in a statement.
By cracking down on particular driving habits like speeding, law enforcement agencies are hopeful that more drivers will better understand the potential troubles of their actions and avoid them in the future.
A total of 29 drivers were caught during the six hour campaign, including one driver clocked at 81 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. Another motorist was also ticketed for driving with a suspended license, and another vehicle was impounded. Four others received verbal warnings.
“These efforts will continue throughout the year and as long as it takes to get the message out to not speed in the city of La Mesa,” continued the statement. Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Similar efforts have been held throughout the state of California over the past several months as local authorities continue to fight against the some of the most common accident causes in the country, and results continue to show that drivers have not yet fully understood the dangers.
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