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Culver City Police Department
Thursday October 10th, 2019 :: 08:12 p.m. PDT

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***CCPD Receives OTS Traffic Safety Grant for 2020 Federal Fiscal Year***

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019

Sergeant Solve Loken, (310) 253-6260, solve.loken@culvercity.org

Culver City Police Department Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant From the OTS

Culver City, Calif. – The Culver City Police Department received a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

"Grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) gives us the ability to supplement our enforcement efforts in areas that directly impact the safety of everyone traveling on our roadways," said Police Chief Scott Bixby. "It also allows us to provide additional traffic safety education in our community."

The grant-related activities are for the 2020 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.

The funding from the OTS will be used for numerous programs, including:

 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.

 Serving warrants to multiple DUI offenders.

 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.

Address/Location
Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

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Non-emergencies: 310-837-1221

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