A $120,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will fund a year-long enforcement and public awareness program at the Culver City Police Department, it was announced Tuesday.
“Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS Director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.”
Among the program’s activities:
— DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to target suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers and those who are unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license;
— traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety;
— patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions;
— checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance; and
— motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur.
The OTS grant will fund various traffic education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year — Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019.
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.