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Modesto police plan DUI checkpoints in June

Modesto police plan DUI checkpoints in June

MODESTO - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints on Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, June 25 at undisclosed locations within the city limits between the hours of  9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

The department is continuing its ongoing campaign to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

MAX promotes 'Dump the Pump' in Modesto

MAX promotes 'Dump the Pump' in Modesto

MODESTO - With the return of high gas prices, Modesto Area Express (MAX) announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump.  Save Money. Ride Transit.”

The 2011 National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation, instead of driving a car, and save money.

Modesto police to enforce DUI patrols in June

Modesto police to enforce DUI patrols in June

MODESTO - Officers from the Modesto Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. 

Modesto PD will be conducting a “Zero Tolerance” DUI Saturation Patrols on June 4 and June 10 targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.  Funding for this program is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed  lives and resulted in 243 injury crashes harming 352 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009.  Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.  Alcohol impaired deaths s

'Bike Month' events in Modesto May 14 & 17

'Bike Month' events in Modesto May 14 & 17

MODESTO - The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District always encourages bike riding as one of the many options for a Healthy Air Living lifestyle. With May being "Bike Month" its a great time for increased bicycling opportunities, community events and team building activities for businesses.

Take part in these events in Modesto during the month of May:

Saturday, May 14
Downtown Modesto Family Cycling Festival

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at I & 11th Streets in downtown Modesto, the community will enjoy free family entertainment with prize drawings, bounce houses, BMX stunt shows, face-painting, bike races, bicycle helmet give-aways and more. Registration for the bike races will be at 13th Street (between H & I) with age-categorized races beginning at 10:50 a.m.

Transit study ranks Modesto metropolitan area at #10 in U.S.

Transit study ranks Modesto metropolitan area at #10 in U.S.
MODESTO - A first-of-its-kind transit study showing how effectively transit connects people with jobs in U.S.

Modesto police to step up motorcycle safety enforcement May 14-15

Modesto police to step up motorcycle safety enforcement May 14-15

MODESTO - May is Motorcycle Awareness Month all across California and the Nation.  The Modesto Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 in an effort to continue lowering deaths and injuries.

Officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where crashes occur.  Officers will be cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists as well as other vehicle drivers that can lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

While motorcycle fatalities had been on the rise in California, increasing 175 percent in the last decade, from 204 killed in 1998 to 560 killed in 2008, preliminary numbers for 2009 show that the trend may be changing.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that California may see a 20% reduction in motorcyclists killed.  In the City of Modesto in 2010, there were two motorcyclists ki

Diesel truck incentive application deadline April 29

Diesel truck incentive application deadline April 29

Heavy-duty diesel truck owners have through April 29 to apply for new funding to replace, repower or retrofit their vehicles.

The new round of $60 million in state Proposition 1B funding opened in March. The program has been expanded to include Class 7 as well as Class 8 vehicles. Eligible truck owners can receive up to $60,000 to upgrade their heavy-duty diesel trucks.

"This funding is sorely needed in the Valley and we are delighted to be able to offer this program to more truck owners than ever," said Samir Sheikh, the district’s director of Strategies and Incentives.

Diesel emissions are a significant factor in the Valley’s struggle to meet health-based, clean-air standards.