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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Watsonville Police shares holiday travel tips as it gears up to deploy additional officers

2021 HOLIDAY TRAVECL TIPS

Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts more than 53 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. 

Many will be hitting the road soon and the Watsonville Police Department is reminding drivers and passengers the importance of wearing a seatbelt, slowing down, and simply following the rules of the road. 

“It’s all of our responsibility to make sure we get home safe at the end of the day or get to our destination safely,” said Watsonville Police Officer Bobby Rodriguez. 

This holiday season, the Watsonville Police Department will be deploying additional officers who will focus specifically on finding drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

“DUI is 100% preventable,” said Rodriguez. “We can either call a family member, a friend, or a sober driver to get us from point A to point B. There is also rideshare that we can utilize.” 

The department will also be holding a driver’s license and DUI checkpoint. They will be releasing additional information as the date approaches. 

Rodriguez thanks the California Office of Traffic Safety for providing the department the necessary funding to help improve safety on Watsonville roadways. 

“With their help, this allowed us to have more officers on patrol to help prevent DUI driving and keep our roads safe during these holiday travels,” Rodriguez stated. 

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Se espera que los aeropuertos y las carreteras estén abarrotados este año, ya que la agencia AAA predice que más de 53 millones de personas viajarán para las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, un aumento de 13% en comparación al 2020.

Muchos tomarán carretera pronto y el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville les recuerda a los conductores y pasajeros la importancia de usar el cinturón de seguridad, reducir la velocidad y simplemente seguir las reglas de la carretera.

"Al final del día, es responsabilidad de todos asegurarnos de llegar a casa a salvo o llegar a nuestro destino de manera segura", dijo el Oficial de la Policía de Watsonville, Bobby Rodríguez.

Esta temporada navideña, el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville desplegará oficiales adicionales que se enfocarán específicamente en encontrar conductores bajo la influencia de drogas o alcohol.

"DUI es 100% prevenible", dijo Rodríguez. "Podemos llamar a un familiar, un amigo o un conductor sobrio para que nos lleve del punto A al punto B. También hay viajes compartidos que podemos utilizar".

El departamento también tendrá un retén de sobriedad. Darán a conocer información adicional a medida que se acerque la fecha.

Rodríguez agradeció a la Oficina de Seguridad de Vial de California por proporcionar al departamento los fondos necesarios para ayudar a mejorar la seguridad en las carreteras de Watsonville.

“Con su ayuda, esto nos permitió tener más oficiales patrullando para ayudar a prevenir la conducción por DUI y mantener nuestras carreteras seguras durante estos días festivos”, dijo Rodríguez.



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