FVPD awarded traffic safety grant
The Fountain Valley Police Department has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.
The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities, police officials said.
The grant will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019), including DUI checkpoints, traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety.
The grant will also fund patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions; checks for seat belt and child safety seat compliance; motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur; speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement; compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders and specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers.