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  • Writer's pictureE.W. Reece

CPD Awarded $94,000 Grant to Deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads

The Claremont Police Department will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads.

“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” said Claremont Police Chief Aaron Fate. “Our intent is to stop the most unlawful and dangerous behaviors that put people at risk and create an environment where everyone feels safe traveling.”

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, 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.

  • Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

  • Enforcement operations focused on modified vehicles and street racing.

  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST),

  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug

  • Recognition Expert (DRE).

The grant program will run through September 2023.

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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