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City of Seal Beach awarded $65,000 grand from Office of Traffic Safety

The Seal Beach Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.

“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” Seal Beach Police Chief Philip L. Gonshak said. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads.”

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

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.

1 Comment

  1. I see that the program is focused in numerous areas of concern including pedestrian safety. Until our community educates their pedestrians that more people than can be imagined, are killed every year while crossing the street. The Seal Beach police department, their mayor, and others need to educate the public to stay vigilant while crossing the streets.There will always be distracted cell phone users and drunk drivers to run over pedestrians. Writing tickets will not prevent that from happening. Educate your kids while in school, on staying alive while crossing the streets by paying attention, and pull your cell phones out of their faces. I’ve witnessed a pedestrian who failed to stay alert in a cross walk, and literally ran right in front of.. and under a on coming pick up truck. She didn’t survive.
    Hey mayor, how about protecting the children in you community, and start education your kids and elders alike.

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