November 18, 2009 (Santee) -- On November 17, Santee traffic deputies, school resource officers, juvenile detectives and the COPPS Unit conducted a teen driver compliance detail. Special attention was given to drivers near schools. Drivers were stopped and cited for various traffic violations including use of cell phones, not wearing seat belts, violation of provisional license restrictions and equipment violations.
Within the first 90 minutes, 27 citations and 36 violations issued near Santana High School. During the lunch hour, 9 citations and 14 violations were issued near West Hills High School.
The Teen Driver Compliance Detail was intended to promote juvenile safety through education and enforcement in an effort to decrease the risks associated with teen driving. Additional teen safety programs are planned for the upcoming holiday season, Sheriff’s officials confirmed.