RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff|
|Station Area:||Palm Desert|
|Written Date:||October 27, 2021||Time:||7:30 AM|
|Incident Location:||Palm Desert|
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Varon Potter|
Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station Awarded $50,637.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety
Palm Desert, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station. will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.
The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, 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.
The grant program will run through September 2022.
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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