RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Safety|
|Station Area:||Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage|
|Written Date:||November 23, 2021||Time:||2:30 PM|
|Incident Location:||Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage|
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Varon Potter|
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Encourages Everyone to Buckle Up for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Every Trip, Every Time.
Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – With millions of families throughout the state expected to hit the road to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving this year, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to always buckle up.
During the 2019 Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period, 42 people died on roads throughout California. Of the 27 who died on roads within California Highway Patrol jurisdiction, 11 were not wearing seat belts.
Under California law, children under two years old who weigh under 40 pounds or are under 40 inches tall must ride in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of eight or under 4’ 9” tall must be secured in a car or booster seat.
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