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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff
Station Area:Norco
Written Date:October 29, 2020Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:October 2020 to September 2021Time:N/A
Incident Location:City of La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Chris Olsen 
File Number(s):N/A


La Quinta Awarded $65,936.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

La Quinta, Calif. The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to La Quinta. The $65,936.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in the La Quinta Sheriff’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on La Quinta City roads.

"These are trying times, and now more than ever, it is important that we are at the forefront of traffic safety," La Quinta Sheriff Lt. Jeff Buompensiero said. "This funding allows us to educate and enhance the safety of all residents."

The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:

  • Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.

Through education and changes in behavior, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all road users in our community, Captain John Morin said.

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

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