News release - 6/6/2014

Published 6/6/2014 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Oxnard Police Department to Conduct Motorcycle Safety Enforcement and DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint 
DATE/TIME: 6-8-14
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Senior Officer Jamie Brown, (805) 385-7749
jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting two traffic safety operations this Sunday, June 8, 2014.  The first operation, scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., will target motorcycle safety.  Officers will be on the lookout for unsafe motorcycle riders as well as those motorists who jeopardize the safety of motorcyclists.  Motorcycle riders and passenger vehicle drivers are reminded to watch out for each other while traveling the roadways, especially at intersections and in vehicles’ blind spots while traveling alongside or passing.  In 2014, there have been 7 motorcycle collisions in the City of Oxnard, all of which resulted in injuries to the motorcyclists.  Tragically, a motorcyclist was killed in one of the collisions. 

According to preliminary figures from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, more than 400 people were killed and nearly 12,000 people were injured in motorcycle-involved collisions in 2011, representing a nearly 20 percent increase in the death rate in California from the previous year.       
At the conclusion of the motorcycle enforcement, officers will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In 2014, there have been 395 vehicle collisions, with 41 of those involving an impaired driver.  Two of those collisions resulted in the deaths.   The Oxnard Police Department has arrested 195 drivers for DUI so far this year. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Oxnard Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

DATE / TIME PREPARED:  June 6, 2014 / 2030 hours
 



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