CHP to Receive Federal Funding for Bicyclist Safety Programs

California Highway Patrol is receiving funding next year to expand bicyclist and pedestrian safety programs.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 12:45 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - California Highway Patrol is receiving funding next year to expand bicyclist and pedestrian safety programs.

According to CHP, bicycle and pedestrian accidents account for 29 percent of all roadway deaths in California. 

Almost 1,100 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed in California in 2016 alone, which comes out to around three people per day. 

CHP will use the new federal grant for extra enforcement and education campaigns. 

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