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Delano Police receive $40k Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:08:51-04

DELANO, Calif. — Delano Police Department has announced a $40,000.00 grant that will go towards funding a one-year enforcement and education program.

According to the department, the grant came from the California Office of Traffic Safety and will go towards various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

In a statement Delano Police Department Chief, Robert Nevarez, said:

“We are excited to partner with the Office of Traffic Safety and use these grant funds to further our traffic safety goals. Traffic safety is a top priority for our agency and for the community. This grant will allow us to work on a variety of traffic safety issues that we otherwise would not have been able to achieve.”

Below is a list of education programs that is expected to be put in place for the 2020 federal fiscal year:

  • 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.
  • 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.