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Redwood City Police Department
Thursday November 14th, 2019 :: 03:37 p.m. PST


Redwood City Police Department Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant from the OTS


Redwood City, Calif. – Redwood City Police Department received an $110,000.00 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.

"The Redwood City Police Department greatly appreciates the public safety partnership and generous financial support provided by this grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety" said Redwood City Chief of Police Dan Mulholland. "The funds will further enhance traffic safety efforts in our community through impaired and distracted driving enforcement campaigns, the purchase of vital traffic safety equipment and our continued participation in regional enforcement endeavors."

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 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.
• 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.

This information has been approved for distribution by Sergeant Stephen Fine, 650-780-7187 [email protected]

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

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Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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