BEVERLY HILLS—On Monday, August 12, the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) announced that they will be taking part in a primary collision factor enforcement operation to educate residents on traffic safety. 

The campaign “Go Safely, California,” funded by the Office of Traffic Safety is an awareness campaign the BHPD is supporting to try and reduce the negative effects of driving collisions. 

From Monday, August 19 through Saturday, August 24, the BHPD will be on the look out for traffic violations that may cause a collision such as speeding, running stop signs, illegal turns and other unsafe driving habits.

The BHPD is stressing the importance to not get behind the wheel while under the influence. From Friday, August 16, thru Monday, September 2, the Beverly Hills Police Department will be on the look out for drivers under the influence. 

The police department supports the nationwide campaign “drive sober or get pulled over.” According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the upcoming Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year. 

The BHPD will holding checkpoints on Friday, August 16 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in Beverly Hills, the location while not be disclosed. 

The Beverly Hills Police Department is encouraging the public to remember to drive safe to prevent traffic collisions that cannot only harm other drivers but also pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists as well. 

“Whether you are on foot, behind the wheel or on a bike, you play a part in roadway safety,” said Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli.

“Understanding the rules of the road when using any mode of transportation helps ensure we all get to our destinations safely,” said the BHPD in a media release.