The California Highway Patrol has been conducting special enforcement programs in various parts of Imperial County in an effort to keep lowering the number of accidents resulting in deaths.
In the last three months, CHP officers have conducted 15 special enforcement details in which they issued 179 citations, gave 110 verbal warnings and six mechanical citations and impounded seven vehicles, according to a Highway Patrol press release.
CHP Public Information Officer Jason Burke said the number of accidents resulting in deaths has been decreasing in Imperial County.
"Our goal is to continue that decrease," said Burke.
Of the declining numbers of deaths, Burke said, "It's probably because of seatbelt use and education to the public. They now use safer driving techniques as well."
Causes of an accident, said Burke, are, "excessive speeds, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving inattentiveness and fatigue."