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Carlsbad Police earn traffic award

CARLSBAD —The city of Carlsbad Police Department has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

The grant-related activities scheduled for the 2020 federal fiscal year are (Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020) include:

  • DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.
  • Special enhanced enforcement for
  • Alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.
  • Hands-free cell phone law violations and other vehicle code violations that put drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk.
  • The primary causes of collisions: Speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road.
  • Seat belt and child safety seat violations.
  • Distracted and impaired driving, and bicycle and pedestrian traffic safety education for youth and the community.
  • Warrants for multiple DUI offenders.
  • Repeat DUI offender identification.
  • Officer training to identify 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.”

“Roadway safety is a top priority for the Police Department,” said Police Chief Neil Gallucci. “Partnering with OTS to enhance traffic safety programs helps us to ensure we all arrive safely home.”

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

Officer Michael Kroon, (760) 814-4648 or Michael.kroon@carlsbadca.gov.

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