The Bakersfield Police Department received two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety to enforce traffic laws, the department announced Sunday.
They include a $400,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant and a $33,000 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program grant.
BPD said the grants will fund:
• DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on suspected impaired drivers.
• Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes, including speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
• Enforcement operations focused on distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
• Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users at risk.
• Community education presentations on traffic safety.