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MVPD awarded traffic education and enforcement grant from the OTS

We are pleased to announce that Mountain View PD has been awarded a $72,000 traffic safety grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The $72,000 grant will help us in a wide variety of traffic safety endeavors, all with the goal of reducing injuries and preventing fatal collisions on Mountain View roads. 

“Traffic safety has been and continues to be a top priority for our department,” said Lt. Mike Canfield. “This funding allows us to enhance our efforts to educate, engage, and ultimately to work to ensure the safety of all our residents.”

The one-year grant runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including: 
• Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
• Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
• Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
• Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.
• Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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