Dublin Police Services has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) 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.
The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 Federal fiscal year (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019):
- DUI saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road.
- 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.
- Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur.
- Speeding, red light, and stop sign enforcement.
- Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders.
- Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders.
- Probation supervision for high-risk DUI offenders.
- Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers.
- Court “stings” to cite individuals driving from DUI court after license suspension or revocation.