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