Central Bakersfield

Bakersfield police gets thousands of dollars to battle dangerous driving

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The police department said Monday that it received grants worth more than $345,000 to fight dangerous driving.

A Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant is worth $215,569, and a Sobriety Checkpoint grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety is worth $130,000.

The police department said the grant money will be used for:

  • Specialized DUI and drugged-driving training
  • DUI saturation patrols
  • DUI/driver's license checkpoints
  • Motorcycle safety enforcement
  • Distracted driving enforcement
  • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
  • Speed, red light and stop sign enforcement
  • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
  • Compilation of DUI "Hot Sheets," identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders
  • Court sting operations to cite people driving from court after having their driver's license was suspended or revoked for drunk driving