Pasadena Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

first_img Subscribe 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a $ 386,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Pasadena Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.“Traffic safety ranks among the highest priorities of the Pasadena Police Department” said Police Chief Phillip Sanchez. “Collisions have claimed three lives in Pasadena this year and these programs will assist us in our goal of reducing fatal collisions in the future.”After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions saw slight increases in 2011 and 2012. Particularly worrisome are recent increases in pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities and the dangers of distracting technologies. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such asdrunk and drugged driving and speeding.“California’s roadways are still among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft.“But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users. The Pasadena Police Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts.”Activities that the grant will fund include:• DUI checkpoints• DUI saturation patrols• Motorcycle safety enforcement• Distracted driving enforcement• Bicycle and Pedestrian education and safety enforcement• Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement• Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders• Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE)Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Public Safety Pasadena Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 12:12 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newslast_img

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