Menifee Police to crack down Friday on cell phone, seat-belt violations

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MENIFEE (CNS) - Patrol officers in Menifee will be conducting a series of targeted operations today aimed at deterring unsafe driving. According to Menifee police Chief Pat Walsh, officers will be cracking down on motorists talking on their mobile phones and failing to buckle up. "Buckling up only takes a few seconds and is the best defense in the event of a crash,'' Walsh said. "We have seen first-hand the consequences of not wearing a seat belt. This should be a no-brainer, but there are people who still choose to not wear a seat belt, or secure children in the correct car seat.'' He said that in 2019, eight people were injured in collisions citywide during which the victims were not wearing safety restraints. A ticket for a seat-belt violation is $162. For failing to secure a child
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