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The City of Santa Clarita and Sheriffs Remind Drivers— Our Community, Our Families…Slow Down!

Important Reminder for Back to School Time

Post Date:08/09/2017 1:44 PM

In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the City of Santa Clarita is asking drivers to slow down. This is a busy time of year on City streets with people rushing to get ready for the start of school, beginning new fall activities and getting excited for one last long holiday weekend. With all this hustle and bustle it is important to remember to obey the speed limits on our City streets.

“I know how hectic it can be this time of the year,” City of Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth said. “But we are urging drivers not to speed. The danger is too great, because this is our community and our families are the ones in the car next to you and in the crosswalks. Please slow down.”

To help impress this important message on local drivers, our Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is putting an emphasis on proactive enforcement. You have undoubtedly seen the increase in motor deputies on our City streets making sure people are obeying the speed limit and avoiding distracted driving.

"Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you are making a choice to drive safely or not,” said sheriff’s captain Robert Lewis. “It is your choice to speed, your choice to text, your choice to not focus on who could be crossing the street in front of you. What you don’t have a choice in is the outcome. It could be something as minor as meeting one of our deputies and getting a citation, to causing a traumatic fatal car accident. We ask you to make the safe choice.”

The sheriff’s department and the City will be collaborating on safety messaging through social media to continue to share this important message. Because this is our community, our families…slow down!


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