CORONA, CA — The Corona Police Department has been awarded a $95,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.
“The City of Corona is grateful for the support from the California Office of Traffic Safety and look forward to continuing our partnership to reduce traffic collisions as well as impaired and distracted driving within the City,” said Chief George Johnstone.
The OTS grant will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019):
In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat dangerous and illegal behaviors.
“Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.”
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Michael Nielsen at 951-739-4885 or Michael.Nielsen@CoronaCA.gov.
The Corona Police Department published this press release on October 25, 2018.
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