Grant will help enforce traffic safety

By on October 10, 2019
City to Distribute Federal Block Grants

The San Bernardino Police Department has received a $485,000 grant that it will use for a one-year traffic enforcement and education program.

The money from the California Office of Traffic Safety all help reduce road deaths and accidents, according to a statement.

All grant-related activities will be conducted during the federal government’s 2020 federal fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2019 and runs to Sept. 30, 2020. 

Those activities will include:

  • DUI/driver’s license checkpoints;
  • Identifying suspected alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers;
  • Targeting violators of the state’s hands-free cell phone law;
  • Violations by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians that put other road users at risk;
  • Safety-belt and child-seat violations;
  • Targeting speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road.

“Getting in a vehicle remains one of the most dangerous things we do,” Office of Traffic Safety Director Barbara Rooney said in the statement. “We must continue to work with our partners in law enforcement … to make traveling on our roads safer.”

The office provided the grant from funds it received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the statement.