LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Police Department has been awarded a $5 million grant from the state's Office of Traffic Safety, authorities said today.
The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including:
-- DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers
-- enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California's hands-free cell phone law
-- bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users at risk
-- enforcement operations focused on violations most likely to cause crashes -- speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and red-light running, and improper turning and lane changes
-- community educational presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
The grant program will be operational through Sept. 30, 2022. Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.