As the community prepares to welcome millions of visitors who come to enjoy Malibu's world-famous beaches, the City and the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station started the annual Summer Beach Team program, bringing additional patrols to keep Malibu’s beaches and highways safe during the summer. From Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day, the Beach Team patrols include additional patrol vehicles on PCH and other roads and quads and trucks that patrol on the beaches. A primary focus of the Beach Team is to eliminate the consumption of alcohol at the beaches, which results in a significant reduction in the number of assaults, rescues made by Lifeguards, and injury accidents on the highways. To drive home the summer safety effort, all summer long, the City will be posting safety messages on social media with the hashtag #SafeSummer, reminding residents and visitors to celebrate the summer responsibly to keep Malibu’s roads and beaches safe. We'll kick things off with "Slow down and be mindful of pedestrians crossing PCH to reach the beach and cars pulling in and out of beach parking spots." Seems simple enough! For more information, see the press release.