Murrieta PD Receives Grant From Office of Traffic Safety

Murrieta Police Department has been awarded $94,000 in grant money from the California Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S.). The funding come...

Murrieta Police Department has been awarded $94,000 in grant money from the California Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S.).

The funding comes from O.T.S., via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Murrieta Police Department will use this funding toward keeping the roadways safe and improving the quality of life through enforcement and education.

Chief Hadden has personally set a Department goal of reducing injury traffic collisions by at least 5 percent for the year as part of the plan to keeping the roads safer.

After there was a dramatic decrease in fatality and injury accidents between 2006 through 2010, officials saw an increase in 2011 and 2012. The increase of pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities and the recent increase of distracting technologies has become particularly worrisome to law enforcement.

"California's roadways are still among the safest in the nation," said OTS Director Rhonda Craft.  "But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users. The Murrieta Police Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share - toward zero deaths, every 1 counts."

The funding will be used for a variety of activities including D.U.I. checkpoints, motorcycle safety enforcement, court sting operations to cite individuals driving from D.U.I. court after ignoring their license suspension or revocation, and much more.

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