The San Bernardino Police Department has received a $567,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The department will use the funding for their ongoing enforcement and education programs aimed at reducing the number of serious injuries and deaths on city roads.
“This funding will strengthen our commitment to public safety in our community,” San Bernardino Police Department Sergeant Harvey 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 department plans to use the grant to provide 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, and enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.
The grant will also help with enforcement operations focused on stopping the top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
The department is also planning community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.