Police Grant

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The Brentwood Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program through September of next year to deter dangerous and illegal driving that increases the risk of crashes.

The Brentwood Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program through September of next year to deter dangerous and illegal driving that increases the risk of crashes.

An $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety 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 cellphone 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.

⦁ Motorcycle safety campaigns focusing on reducing motorcycle rider violations and promoting safety.

⦁ Enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.

⦁ Hosting child safety seat inspections.

⦁ Officer training and/or recertification focusing on standard field sobriety tests, advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement and drug recognition.

“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” the Brentwood Police Department said in a statement. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads, and continuing our efforts from the 2019 traffic safety campaign, ‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’.

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