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Posted on: October 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:October 27, 2021Time:7:30 AM
Incident Date:N/ATime:N/A
Incident Location:Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Deputy Varon Potter
File Number(s):N/A


Details:

Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station Awarded $50,637.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

Palm Desert, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station. will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.

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 top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.

The grant program will run through September 2022.

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

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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