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CHP To Crack Down On 'Errant Drivers' Along State Route 74

On April 13, local CHP will be out in “full force” on State Route 74, between Lake Elsinore and Perris, looking for “errant drivers."

Local vehicle crashes that result in death or injury usually begin with a speeding or aggressive driver, according to an officer with the California Highway Patrol’s Temecula office.

Now armed with a federal grant, local CHP will be out in “full force” on State Route 74, between Lake Elsinore and Perris, on April 13, looking for “errant drivers,” according to Temecula CHP Officer Nathan Baer.

“Officers will be looking for violations of speed, unsafe passing, following too close, and improper turning as well as seat belt and distracted driving (i.e., cellular phone and texting violations),” he said in a news release today.

“The California Highway Patrol takes a proactive approach in keeping our roadways safe.  The 'RADIATES' grant allows our dedicated highway patrol officers to enhance highway safety, by addressing speed, unsafe turning movement and other accident causing violations through education and enforcement,” Temecula Area CHP Captain Ernie Sanchez said in the release.

The RADIATES grant, which stands for “Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed,” was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 09, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Hey, how about the Ortega Highway?
Tami Lynn April 10, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Hey, what about it? Does it have errantsy?
dick weed April 10, 2013 at 01:42 PM
its nice there doing somthing, and i would feel even better about it if i new it did not have more to do with generating more money for the state than are safety, cause that is what it always seems to come down to ? wish or hope im wrong ?
Becky Honkington April 10, 2013 at 03:10 PM
I drive Ortega Highway 2x per day M-F and have for the past 4 years. Perhaps it's because I work an early shift but I rarely see anyone driving recklessly.
Kam C. April 11, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Maybe they should sit on Grand instead. Seems like there are more issues there than on any part of Hwy 74.

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