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Antioch Police Department Awarded $60,000 Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

by ECT

Antioch, Calif. – The Antioch 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. This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads,” Sergeant Ted Chang said.

The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including:

  • DUI checkpoint 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.

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4 comments

Rick Anderson Oct 6, 2021 - 9:49 pm

I hope they spend most of that money on going after those knuckleheads riding quads and ATV’s on our streets, weaving in-and-out-of traffic endangering drivers.

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LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 7, 2021 - 4:13 am

They can make a fortune posting at the Lone Tree/ A St eastbound off ramp, where the no turn on red sign is routinely violated

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Street-Sweeper Oct 7, 2021 - 4:53 pm

What can $60k really do? Nada

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JHS Oct 7, 2021 - 8:47 pm

During the 7 years I lived in my neighborhood where the 100% residential street is a training track for the Indy 500, the city could have made MILLIONS ticketing the idiots for doing 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. A weeks worth of speeding tickets would have easily paid for at least 3 APD officers’ annual salary.

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