Roseville Police first in traffic safety efforts

Roseville's safety efforts are effective, according to traffic safety experts

The Roseville Police Department is putting the brake on traffic collisions, according to traffic safety experts. For the second year in a row, the Roseville Police Department was awarded first place among similar sized cities in a statewide traffic safety competition.
 
The California Law Enforcement Challenge is sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol, to recognize and reward the best law enforcement traffic safety programs in the state. Panels of traffic safety experts from across the nation rate participating police departments for their traffic safety programs, including policies, training, public education efforts, enforcement and overall effectiveness.

For the second year in a row, the panel awarded Roseville first place among similar-sized law enforcement agencies.  The panel gave Roseville a superior rating for its enforcement of seatbelt, speeding and DUI laws, and an excellent rating for effectiveness in reducing the number of DUI-related collisions, traffic fatalities and total collisions.

Roseville's emphasis on traffic safety benefits area motorists.  Since 2003, fatal and injury collisions on Roseville's roadways have decreased 18 percent. That means fewer traffic deaths and life-altering injuries, and fewer costly auto repairs, medical bills and insurance claims for motorists.

For more information about the California Law Enforcement Challenge, click here:  http://www.chp.ca.gov/features/clec.html

( Read Roseville's award-winning CLEC submission here. )