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Claremont PD receives traffic education and enforcement grant

The Claremont Police Department has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.

The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.

“Traffic safety continues to be a priority for our agency and for the community. 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 crashes,” said Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen.

The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which is now through September 30, 2020.

Project include:

• DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license off the road.

• Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety.

• Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions.

• Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance.

• Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur.

• Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement.

• Warrant service operations targeting alcohol/drug related offenders.

• Compilation of DUI “hot sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.

• Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehendsuspected impaired drivers.

Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

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