The Beverly Hills Police Department has received a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program. The grant will fund numerous activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.
“Contributing factors to traffic fatalities are drivers being distracted as a result of technology and drivers who are impaired by alcohol and or drugs. This grant funding will provide additional opportunities for Beverly Hills Police officers to combat these and other devastating problems such as speeding and crashes at intersections,” Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli said.
The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which runs through Sept. 30, 2020. The funding will be used for DUI/driver license checkpoints and patrols specifically looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, violations of the hands-free cellphone law, speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road. It will also fund educational presentations and officer training.
“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.”
For information, visit beverlyhills.org/departments/policedepartment.
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