Yuba City police targeting residential speeders
For more information about the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program, call the Yuba City Police Department Traffic Unit at 822-4795.
Yuba City police announced a new campaign on Tuesday targeting speeders in residential neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program kicks off Friday on Royo Rancho Drive and Helen Avenue and continues through February, Sgt. Michael Green said in a press release.
"If you're speeding in our neighborhoods, officers will be looking to stop and cite you," Green said.
Officers plan to target different neighborhoods each month.
Designed to reduce speed on residential streets, the program is an alternative to court fines for violations.
Violators cited in the program attend a class covering the need for maintaining speed limits. At the end of the class, officers nullify the citation.
The two-hour course includes information on braking distances, vehicle load dynamics, vehicle versus bicycle and pedestrian injuries and crash prevention techniques.
Drivers may choose to attend court and handle the ticket in the traditional manner.
Excessive speed continues to be among the leading causes of injury collisions in Yuba City, accounting for more than 27 percent of major wrecks in 2012, according to the department.