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Manhattan Beach Police Receive $50,000 Traffic Safety Grant

Nov 12, 2021 11:45AM ● By Mb News Staff
The Manhattan Beach Police Department announced on Friday that has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the federal Office of Traffic Safety.

The grant money will allow MBPD to enhance its traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.

The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including:

·         DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers.

·         Enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.

·         Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users 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 education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

·         Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.

·         Officer training and/or recertification in the following areas: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

The grant program will run through September 2022.

Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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