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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 55  |  July 10, 2020

Laguna Beach Police Department awarded traffic education and enforcement grant

Laguna Beach Police Department has received a $104,975 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

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

--Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes

--Patrols specifically looking for seat belt and child safety seat violations

--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 is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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