||Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff Announcement
||Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
||January 6, 2020
||City of Jurupa Valley
||Sergeant Luke Torres
The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station – City of Jurupa Valley Receives OTS Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant
Jurupa Valley, California. - The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station – City of Jurupa Valley has been awarded a $92,216.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and to deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.
THE OTS grant will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2020 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020):
- DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug impaired drivers -and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license- off the road.
- Traffic enforcement operations.
- Traffic Safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety.
- Distracted driving enforcement, persons driving while talking on, or holding cell phones.
- Checking for seatbelt and child safety compliance.
- Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur.
- Creating “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.
- Pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
“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.”
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.