(ECPD receives a grant)…It is a Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant.

It was awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $50,000 one year grant is for an enforcement and education program. The grant will be used for DUI/Drivers license checkpoints, Patrols specifically looking for suspected alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, violations of California’s hands free cell phone law and vehicle code violations, patrols targeting primary causes of crashes such as speeding, improper turns, running stop signs or signals, right of way violations and driving on the wrong side of the road. Traffic safety education presentations for youth and the general community on distracted and impaired driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety. Creating hot sheets identifying repeat DUI offenders. And, officer training to identify suspected impaired drivers and conduct sobriety tests. Funding was provided by a grant from the OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.