CONCORD -- The Concord Police Department has been awarded a $150,000 grant for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts.
The grant, given on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety, will help the city's ongoing efforts to improve traffic safety throughout Concord.
The grant will assist in efforts to deal with traffic safety problems and to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic collisions.
Activities that the grant will fund include specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as field sobriety testing roadside impaired driving enforcement and drug recognition evaluator as well as DUI saturation patrols, motorcycle safety enforcement and speed, red light and stop sign enforcement, among other road safety requirements.
Funding for the program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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