SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With the assistance of federal funds, the California Highway Patrol is focusing additional resources on reducing these crashes related to speed and aggressive driving throughout the state.
On Oct. 1, the CHP implemented the year-long Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed grant with the primary goal of decreasing the number of people killed and injured in crashes as a result of unsafe speed.
To achieve this, the CHP will conduct enhanced enforcement and public awareness campaigns statewide. Additionally, the grant will provide funding to allow officers to focus on enforcement of street racing and sideshow activities - an increasing problem statewide.
In federal fiscal year 2017-18, speed was a factor in approximately 31% of all fatal and injury crashes in California. That year, 547 people were killed and nearly 90,000 were injured in more than 61,000 speed-related crashes throughout the state.