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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Safety

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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, 2021Time:2:30 PM
Incident Date:N/ATime:N/A
Incident Location:Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer:Deputy Varon Potter
File Number(s):N/A


Details:

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.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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