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Avoid the 100 Receives Nearly $500K Grant

The grant will go toward funding for anti-DUI campaigns conducted throughout the year.

The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force received a $450,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic safety to continue DUI enforcements.

Glendora Police, the coordinating agency for the grant, will administer the grant to the entire county.

Through the awarded funding, officers will conduct DUI and drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols targeting intoxicated drivers and repeat offenders.

“With the additional grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the past seven years, we have been allowed to proceed with our mission of saving lives and bringing awareness to our communities through coordination of the Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro in a press statement.

Many of the Avoid the 100 DUI campaigns are in effect during the summer and winter seasons, as well as around party holidays and weekends, such as Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo. 

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-related crashes drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicised checkpoints are conducted. According to the NHTSA, checkpoints provide the most cost-effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies.

Participating agencies in the Avoid the 100 task force include the L.A.P.D., California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County, the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, as well as agencies in:

Arcadia

Azusa

Baldwin Park

Bell

Bell Gardens

Burbank

Claremont

Covina

Culver City

Downey

El Camino

El Monte

El Segundo

Gardena

Glendale

Glendora

Hawthorne

Hermosa Beach

Huntington Park

Inglewood

Irwindale

La Verne

Long Beach

Manhattan Beach

Monrovia

Montebello

Monterey Park

Palos Verdes

Pasadena

Pomona

Redondo Beach

San Fernando

San Gabriel

San Marino

Santa Monica

Sierra Madre

Signal Hill

South Pasadena

Southgate

Torrance

 Vernon

West Covina

Whittier

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