CHP to implement “Collision Reduction Campaign” in San Gorgonio Pass area
From California Highway Patrol:
BEAUMONT, Calif. — Saving lives is the core mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In order to accomplish this mission, the CHP San Gorgonio Pass Area office will use a federal grant to conduct a regional traffic safety campaign in Riverside County. The project started on October 1, 2018, and ends on September 30, 2019.
LEADING PASS AREA HEADLINES:
The San Gorgonio Pass Area will deploy officers on enhanced enforcement on Interstate 10; State Routes 60, 74, 79, and 243; and Riverside County roadways where the CHP San Gorgonio Pass Area has jurisdiction, such as Gilman Springs, San Timoteo Canyon, and Soboba Roads, Domenigoni Parkway, and Stetson Avenue. In addition to enhanced enforcement, this traffic safety effort will also include a community-based task force and public awareness and education to reinforce key traffic safety messages.
“With a proactive approach to make the roadways safer, we will continue to reduce the number of injury and fatal collisions occurring in Riverside County,” said CHP Captain Mike Alvarez, Commander of the San Gorgonio Pass Area office. “The men and women of the CHP San Gorgonio Pass Area are committed to saving lives, and this grant will build on the
momentum achieved from past education and enforcement campaigns.”
According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, there were 937 people injured and killed in traffic collisions on state highways and unincorporated roads patrolled by the CHP San Gorgonio Pass Area office. The top primary collision factors were improper turning, unsafe speed, impaired driving, automobile right-of-way, and wrong side of road violations.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.