California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows gives a presentation to Needles City Council and the public regarding the “Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors”.
By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: City of Needles (Information)
Needles, California: A regular meeting of Needles City Council (NCC) was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
During the regular meeting, California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows gave a presentation to Needles City Council members and the public regarding the “Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors”.
Agenda Item 1: Presentation by Officer Burrows, California Highway Patrol, regarding the Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors and authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter of support.
- Agenda information (PDF file download):
CC-01-062822-Traffic Alliance Security Corridor
Saving lives is the primary mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and to accomplish this mission, the CHP Needles and Barstow Area offices will jointly use a federal grant to conduct a safety campaign aimed at reducing traffic accidents and accident victims attributed to dangerous speed, incorrect turn and wrong side traffic violations in San Bernardino County, California.
The Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors project begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2022.
The California Highway Patrol Needles Area will deploy officers to enhance enforcement on Interstate 40; United States 95; and national road 62; and unincorporated roads in San Bernardino County, where the California Highway Patrol Needles Area has jurisdiction.
In addition to enhanced enforcement, this road safety effort will include a community task force and a public awareness and education campaign to reinforce key road safety messages.
“Our public education campaign aims to reduce the number of victims killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents attributed to unsafe speed, incorrect turns and wrong-side traffic violations. This grant will allow us to strengthen law enforcement and raise road safety awareness with the ultimate goal of saving lives,” said Lt. Lance Berns, Commanding Officer of the California Highway Patrol Needles Area Office.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s statewide Integrated Traffic Recording System, 135 people have been injured and killed in traffic crashes attributed to dangerous speeding, improper turning and the wrong side of traffic offenses on state highways and unincorporated roads patrolled by the jurisdiction of California Highway Patrol Needles. in San Bernardino County between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In a letter to Lt. Lance Berns, City of Needles Mayor Jeff Williams wrote in support of the grant to the Needles area office of the California Highway Patrol.
“Dear Lt. Berns: I am writing to support a grant awarded to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Needles Area Command by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant provides funding for enhanced law enforcement patrols. law, a regional task force and a San Bernardino County-wide public awareness campaign The 12-month project will provide motorists with a safer roadway with a focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries resulting in fatal and reportable injury traffic crashes assigned to three primary crash factors (PCF) for unsafe speed, incorrect turns, and on the wrong side of traffic violations in San Bernardino County. In recent years, the CHP Needles area has seen an increase in the number of reportable accidents attributed to unsafe speed, incorrect turns and d es PCF on the wrong side of the road, resulting in death and serious injury. The grant funding includes an aggressive public awareness campaign aimed at deterring such behavior and reminding the public to refrain from dangerous speeding, incorrect turns and on the wrong side of traffic violations. The CHP Needles area will also deploy additional officers to jurisdictional state highways and unincorporated roads in San Bernardino County. I am also writing to lend my support to the new Needles and Barstow Traffic Alliance Safe Corridor Task Force. The task force will focus on raising awareness of traffic safety issues and will help educate local communities throughout San Bernardino County. Thank you in advance for your consideration,” Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams wrote.
After the presentation, members of the Needles City Council thanked California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows and all officers serving their community.
For more information, please contact Dale Jones, City Clerk for the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113.
Thank you to California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows and all officers working for the California Highway Patrol for their protests and service to all of our interstate highways and communities.