The California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has awarded Dublin Police Services an $81,000 grant to deter unsafe driving behaviors and increase safety on the roads. With the grant money, Dublin Police Services will be able to increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roadways.
The grant will provide additional programs and resources, including:
• DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers.
• High visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
• Enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.
• Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
• Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
• Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.
• Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
The grant program will run through September 2024.