Carlsbad, CA–The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the Carlsbad Police Department a $108,000 grant.
The focus of the grant is roadway safety, and it will assist the police department in its efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Carlsbad’s roadways.
“The mission of the Police Department’s traffic unit is to ensure the safety of all who travel on Carlsbad’s roadways,” stated Traffic Lieutenant Steve Thomas. “We are grateful for this grant as it provides funding for education and enhanced safety programs that will further this mission.”
The one-year grant is for the 2022 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022.
The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention, California’s hands-free cell phone law education, bicyclists and pedestrian safety, collision prevention focused on speed, failure to yield, failure to stop, and improper turning and lane changes, distracted driving, DUI, speed, bicycle, and pedestrian safety community education and presentations, collaborative traffic safety priorities with neighboring agencies, officer training and certifications for roadway safety testing (sobriety, impaired driving and drug recognition).
“Through education that leads to behavioral changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all who use Carlsbad’s roadways,” said Lieutenant Thomas.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.