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MVPD awarded traffic education and enforcement grant from the OTS

We are thrilled to announce that the Mountain View Police Department has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.

MVPD will use the funding as part of our department's ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. We continue to receive input from our community on how our roadways, bike lanes and sidewalks can be improved safety-wise, and this grant will absolutely assist us in those efforts.

"I am thrilled that we have received this grant to continue to work to improve safety for all on our roads,” said Lt. Mike Canfield. “We care deeply about how we can continue to educate, inform, and enhance safety behavior for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and this grant will allow us to accomplish that and more in the coming year.”

The funding from the OTS grant will be used for numerous programs, including:

• Educational presentations
• DUI saturation patrols
• Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement
• Motorcycle safety enforcement
• Distracted driving enforcement
• Seat belt enforcement
• Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

We will keep you posted as our efforts progress, and we appreciate everyone taking the time to ensure they are safe on the road, be it in a car, on a bike, or walking. We understand that traffic safety is everyone's responsibility, and we are glad to be a part of that effort.