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Police receive grant for traffic enforcement, crash prevention

The Claremont Police Department has been awarded a $98,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.

CPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

“Traffic safety continues to be a priority for our agency and for the community,” said Claremont Police Department Captain Shelly Vander Veen. “We are excited to partner with the Office of Traffic Safety, in our ongoing effort to improve traffic safety, specifically reducing the number of injury and fatal accidents,”

Activities that the grant will fund include educational presentations, DUI checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, motorcycle safety and distracted driving enforcement as well as seat belt and child safety seat enforcement and bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement, among other endeavors.

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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