Culver City Police Receive Grant for Enforcement and Education Program
Local listing agent Martin Feinberg was very happy to learn that the Culver City Police Department recently received a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant is for a one-year enforcement and education program and will be used to fund different activities and programs intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on California roads.
According to Police Chief Scott Bixby, “Grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) gives us the ability to supplement our enforcement efforts in areas that directly impact the safety of everyone traveling on our roadway. It also allows us to provide additional traffic safety education in our community.”
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that the activities and programs, which will be funded by the grant, are for the 2020 federal fiscal year. It runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.
The funding from the OTS will be used for numerous programs within the Culver City Real Estate area, including:
- DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.
- Patrols specifically looking for suspected alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.
- Patrols targeting violations of California’s hands-free cell phone law and vehicle code violations by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians that put other roadway users at risk.
- Patrols targeting the primary causes of crashes: Speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right-of-way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road.
- Patrols specifically looking for seat belt and child safety seat violations.
- Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted and impaired driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Serving warrants to multiple DUI offenders.
- Creating “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.
- Officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers and conduct sobriety tests.
OTS director Barbara Rooney stated, “Getting in a vehicle remains one of the most dangerous things we do. We must continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to shift that realization and make traveling on our roads safer.”