LAPD Awarded $5,076,000 Grant From The Office Of Traffic Safety NA21077ll

December 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes and threatens public safety.

“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” Commander Pasos, Commanding Officer, Traffic Group, said. “This funding allows the LAPD 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 handsfree 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 such as: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.

• Community educational presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

• Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.

The grant program will be operational through September 30, 2022. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.