CAR SEAT PROGRAM
Police Technician's Kim Stallcop and Kameryn Ray share in the responsibility of the Child Seat Program. Both are certified to install your child's car seat. If you are interested in more safety information please refer to the following links.
If you are interested in having a Police Technician help you install your child's car seat, call (707) 551-0600 to schedule an appointment.
MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC UNIT
Officer Christopher Roberts and Officer Dave Mustard are our motorcycle traffic officers. Commuter traffic and the surrounding highways impact the City of American Canyon. Keeping our local streets and highways safe is a high priority for our citizens, so traffic education and enforcement is very important to the American Canyon Police Department.
The American Canyon Police Department has bike helmets available for local residents at no cost. Local service clubs and the Napa County Sheriff's Athletic League (SAL) has donated the funds for these helmets. If you are interested in a helmet, or know a child that needs a helmet, come by the Police Department at 911 Donaldson Way East and ask for the Police Technician.
BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
Wear a helmet! The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet that is ANSI or SNELL approved.
Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic laws.
Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against. Stay as far to the right as possible.
Use appropriate hand signals.
Respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stop lights.
Stop and look left, right and left again before entering a street or crossing an intersection. Look back and yield to traffic coming from behind before turning left.
Adult supervision of child cyclists is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.
Cycling should be restricted to off-roads (e.g. sidewalks and paths) until age 10.
Children should be able to demonstrate riding competence and knowledge of the rules of the road before cycling with traffic.
For more bicycle safety tips visit California Highway Patrol.