March 21, 2018

Community Invitation To SCPD Street Smarts Traffic Safety Presentation Distracted Driving & Walking: Cause, Effect & Solutions On March 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Chief Mills invites the community to SCPD Street Smarts Traffic Safety Presentation: Distracted Driving & Walking: Cause, Effect & Solutions on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Santa Cruz Police Community Room from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

The SCPD traffic presentation examines distracted driving and walking as well as solutions to address such behavior. Distracted driving and walking have become increasingly serious concerns with the popularity of cell phones and smartphones. Studies have shown that drivers require more reaction time and pedestrians become less attentive to their surroundings when distracted by cell phones.

Co-presenting with SCPD is AT&T. When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. That is the simple, yet vital message AT&T is sending drivers, particularly teens. To drive home the message and to make roads and highways safer, AT&T is bringing a virtual reality simulator to the Santa Cruz Police Department’s Traffic Safety Presentation.

Sergeant Scott Garner, a 20 veteran officer, and traffic expert will answer questions and clarify traffic safety issues in our neighborhoods. The presentation is an SCPD community-driven approach to traffic safety education and awareness for a safer commute by focusing on issues for a more reliable traffic environment for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles.

Please join us Wednesday, March 28th for the Traffic Safety Presentation with Q and A. The meeting location is the Santa Cruz Police Community Room, 155 Center Street. We hope to see you there!

Another SCPD event in support of Street Smarts, the traffic safety, public education campaign launched by the Cty of Santa Cruz with the mission to reduce the number of traffic-related crashes and injuries in the City of Santa Cruz.