Citrus Heights police are touting a sharp decline in traffic fatalities and other on-the-road accidents in the past six years thanks to lower speed limits and more robust enforcement.
Police said in 2006, the city began reducing posted speeds on major thoroughfares. At the same time, the police department began to closely watch out for speeders violating the new lower speed limits.
Fatalities went from a high of 14 in 2006 to an average of 3 over the past four years, according to a police press release. In addition, the number of accidents city-wide has been reduced from 1,203 in 2006 to 670 in 2012.