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Valley Motor Enforcement Team educates valley drivers and pedestrians on road safety

Drivers throughout the valley share that they've seen an increase in speeding and traffic incidents throughout the years.

Because of this, traffic officers from several valley police departments and the Sheriff's Department partner once a month in the Valley Motor Enforcement Team.

Every month, about a dozen officers target problems areas within a city.

Viktor Kustic, traffic officer with the Indio Police Department says, "Every person we stopped we don't cite them, we do educate people and a citation is a form of education.” 

The dangerous conditions for pedestrians and those behind the wheel may be attributed to more visitors during the winter months along with a shortage of officers in certain areas.

Kustic adds, "There's no quota there's nothing to gain. The city doesn't get any money. This is just us being proactive trying to educate the public and slow everyone down at the end.”

The enforcement team starts around 6 in the morning and monitors the assigned areas throughout the day.

The Valley Motor Enforcement Team recommends planning out your day and slowing down especially while traffic increases throughout the holiday.

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Bianca Ventura

Bianca Ventura joined KESQ News Channel 3 as a reporter in February 2022.
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