Sacto 9-1-1
September 10, 2013
Sacramento police targeting high collision areas

Sacramento police this month are targeting areas where statistics show the greatest number of collisions have occurred in city.

The saturation patrols will occur every day of the week. Officers will be looking for distracted drivers, hazardous driving and impaired drivers.

The areas include:

1. The corridor between 29th and 39th streets and H and T streets.

2. J, K and L streets between Third and 28th Street.

3. 15th and 16th streets between I and Broadway.

4. Stockton Boulevard between 21st and 47th avenues.

5. Bruceville Road between Valley Hi Drive and Jacinto Avenue.

6. Valley High Drive from Mack Road to Bruceville Road.

Officers are not looking at any particular intersection, but are instead saturating entire areas.

"They are averaging a lot of stops," said police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante. "It is not just about writing tickets. It is about education as well."

It is hoped that not only the stopped motorists will improve their driving. Gigante said that when passing motorists see a pulled over driver, it is likely to improve the driving of many.

"Just seeing a car stopped by a patrol officer can have an impact," she said. "Let's not speed and let's stay within the rules of road."

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