Year-Long Special Traffic Safety Program Instituted
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant assists in efforts to deal with traffic safety problems and reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic collisions. The grant activities will specifically target DUI offenders, drivers with suspended or revoked licenses, illegal street racing, red light runners, and seatbelt violations. This will be done through the use of activities which may include DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and special enforcement operations. The grant also provides funding for equipment and overtime to conduct special enforcement activities.
“The bottom line is that following traffic laws, whether it’s using seat belts, driving sober, or not speeding, makes sense because it saves lives,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety. “This grant will help make the roadways of the City of Pasadena safer for everyone.
Funding for the grant comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.