The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $1.95 million grant for traffic safety programs and patrols, authorities said Monday.
“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Hill said. “Our intent is to stop the most unlawful and dangerous behaviors that put people at risk and create an environment where everyone feels safe traveling.”
According to Hill, the grant — provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will provide additional programs and resources, including:
— DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers;
— high visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law;
— enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk;
— enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes;
— community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, bicycle and pedestrian safety;
— collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies; and
— officer training and/or recertification.
The grant program will run through September 2023.
2 comments for "LASD awarded $1.95 million traffic safety grant"
Tim Scott says
This is an example of why Wrecks wants a Lancaster Police Department. If there was an LPD getting federal or state grant money for traffic safety how much of it do you think would wind up in the pockets of Wrecks and his cronies?
Jay Jay says
Lol, the DUI checkpoints that catch no DUI’s cause they end by 11pm. Also traffic cops that work Mom-Friday from 6am-1pm and best of all they drive the motorcycles home to far away places. No night time enforcement at all or weekends.