Funds to make streets safer
Article Launched: 04/24/2008 05:59:10 AM PDT

A generous grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety will make Suisun City streets safer through enforcement and education, authorities said this week.

The $440,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant allows for the purchase of LIDAR speed detection equipment, overtime pay for officers involved in special enforcement operations, the ability to conduct more such operations and also to conduct more DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints.

Targeted by these efforts will be DUI drivers, drivers with suspended or revoked licenses, unlicensed drivers, motorists participating in illegal street racing, illegal vehicle equipment, motorists running red lights and those violating seatbelt regulations.

Funding for the grant comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.