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Press Release: OTS (Office of Traffic Safety) Grant Kick Off
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: January 27, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM
Incident Date: N/A Time: N/A
Incident Location: City of Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brian De Marco
File Number(s): N/A

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant From OTS

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station has been awarded a $155,434 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

The OTS grant will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2020 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020):

  • DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.
  • Patrols specifically looking for suspected alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.
  • Patrols targeting violations of California’s hands-free cell phone law and vehicle code violations by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians that put other roadway users at risk.
  • Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes: Speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road.
  • Patrols specifically looking for seat belt and child safety seat violations.
  • Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted and impaired driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Creating “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.
  • Officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers and conduct sobriety tests.

“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.

 

 

California Office of Traffic Safety   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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