Winters Police Department Awarded 50,000.00 Grant Amount

Winters Police Department Awarded 50,000.00 Grant Amount to Deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads

The Winters Police Department  will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads.

Upon being awarded the grant, Winters Police Department, Chief John P. Miller said, “I would like to thank our partners at the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for awarding this grant to the Winter Police Department for the second year. This grant will allow us to continue our traffic safety efforts to deter unsafe driving behaviors that endanger and put at risk other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists here in Winters.”

The grant will provide additional programs and resources, including:

  • DUI patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers.
  • High visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
  • Enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.
  • Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
  • Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies to participate in highly visible collaborative DUI enforcement operations and conduct specialized enforcement operations focusing specifically on street racing and side show activities.

The grant program will run through September 2023.

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