Provided by the Glendora Police Department
The Glendora Police Department announced that it has received a $60,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts.
“This grant will assist in efforts to deal with traffic safety problems in Glendora and to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in preventable traffic collisions due to inattention and impaired driving,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro in a statement.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, traffic deaths declined by nearly 39 percent between 2006 and 2010 in California, but they rose by 2.6 percent in 2011. State and federal officials anticipate that figures will show another rise for 2012. DUI deaths remain the largest sector, at nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities.
Recent trends show increases in two new categories – distracted driving and drug-impaired driving.Activities that the grant will fund include:
- Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).
- DUI Saturation Patrols
- Motorcycle safety enforcement
- Distracted driving enforcement
- Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
- Speed, red light and stop sign enforcement
- Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
- Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders
- Stakeout operations to observe the “worst of the worst” repeat DUI offender probationers with suspended or revoked driver licenses