ALHAMBRA, Calif. - The Alhambra Police Department has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. The grant received by the Alhambra Police Department will aid the city’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life.
“This funding will strengthen our commitment to public safety in our community,” Alhambra Police Department, Chief of Police, Garrett Kennedy said. “We will be able to increase our efforts in making our roads safer for everyone and focus on critical areas such as distracted driving, impaired driving, and speeding.”
The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
- The grant will fund a fully equipped Police Motorcycle to be used for grant purposes.
- Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.
- Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
- 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 signs and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
The one-year grant is for the 2024 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024.
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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