RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff|
|Station Area:||Rancho Mirage|
|Written Date:||September 2020||Time:||7:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||October 2020 to September 2021||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Location:||City of Rancho Mirage|
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Frank Avila|
Rancho Mirage was Awarded a 40,242.00 Grant From the Office of Highway Safety
Rancho Mirage, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The 40,242.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on the City of Rancho Mirage roads.
The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
- Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
- Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
- Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.
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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