The Clovis Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to help deter dangerous and illegal driving.
The big picture: The police department is receiving $105,000 to target behavior that increases the risk of crashes in the community.
- Such behavior that grant funding will pay to target includes DUI checkpoints and patrols, enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law and bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
- The grant will also pay for enforcement operations that are focused on top violations that cause crashes, including speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and red light running and improper turning or lane changes.
- Clovis Police will also give community education presentations on traffic safety issues through the grant.
- Funding will run through September 2024 and was administered through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What they’re saying: “Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” Clovis Police Chief Curt Fleming said. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads.”