updated: May 23, 2013, 12:33 PM
Source: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)
CHP BEGINS INCREASED MEASURE A FUNDED SAFETY PATROLS ON HIGHWAY 166
This Memorial Day weekend the California Highway Patrol will begin new Measure A funded safety and
enforcement patrols on Highway 166 East. The Santa Barbara County Association Board of Directors
approved the Measure A funds to support these additional CHP patrols on Highway 166 in March of this
year. The Measure A Investment Plan, approved by 79% of County voters in 2008 included $3 million for
safety improvements on Highway 166.
This additional patrol effort is a two-year pilot program designed to decrease accidents on Highway 166
through increased CHP presence. The additional funds will increase CHP patrol capability during
holiday and peak summer periods. Increased enforcement has proven to be successful in the past to
address unsafe passing and speeding on Highway 166. The pilot program will also include additional
commercial vehicle enforcement.
SBCAG's Executive Director Jim Kemp said "SBCAG is investing Measure A funds to improve safety on
Highway 166. With the busy Memorial Day weekend approaching we'd like to let motorists know there
will be increased CHP patrols on Highway 166 to reduce accidents and improve safety. The safest way to
travel on this Highway is to follow the speed limit and avoid unsafe passing."
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