Grants Given To Huntington Park PD To Reduce Traffic Deaths, Improve Data

HUNTINGTON PARK (CNS) - Two grants, totaling nearly $129,000, were awarded to the Huntington Park Police Department by the California Office of Traffic Safety to help police reduce traffic deaths and injuries, and to improve traffic data reporting, the department announced today.

The California Office of Traffic Safety provided the grants through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The funds may be spent through Sept. 30, 2021.

A grant of $70,000will fund programs that focus on:

-- alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention;

-- awareness and education of California's hands-free cell phone law;

-- education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians;

-- awareness and education of primary causes of crashes, such as excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes; and

-- collaborative efforts on traffic safety priorities with nearby agencies.

The other grant, for $58,815.48, will be used to:

-- integrate the department's traffic data with the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System by developing a new crash reporting system or updating an existing one; and

-- to develop an electronic system to give citations.

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