EGPD Awarded OTS Grant

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Elk Grove Police Department Awarded OTS Grant

Posted: 11/14/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 14, 2019

 

Elk Grove PD Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant From the OTS

 

ELK GROVE, CA- Elk Grove Police Department received a $150,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

 

“I want to personally thank OTS for their continued partnership and support in reaching the goal of making our roads safer for our community.” said Traffic Bureau Lieutenant Eric White.

 

The funding from the OTS will be used for numerous programs, including:

  • DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.

  • Patrols specifically looking for suspected alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.

  • Patrols targeting violations of California’s hands-free cell phone law and vehicle code violations by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians that put other roadway users at risk.

  • Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes: Speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road.

  • Patrols targeting bicycle and pedestrian safety.

  • Patrols targeting motorcycle safety for riders and other drivers.

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

  • Creating “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.

  • Officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers and conduct sobriety tests. 

“Getting in a vehicle remains one of the most dangerous things we do,” OTS director Barbara Rooney said. “We must continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to shift that realization and make traveling on our roads safer.”

 

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

 

 

 

 

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