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Posted on: November 13, 2020

South Lake Tahoe Police Department Awarded $86,126 in Grants From the OTS

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South Lake Tahoe, CA. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of grants awarded to The South Lake Tahoe Police Department with efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on South Lake Tahoe roads and to improve traffic analysis, reporting, and data collection. 

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department sought out these grants to combat recognized traffic issues within the city, including DUI, pedestrian, and motorcycle enforcement. 

The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which 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 vehicle collisions involving 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.
  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
  • Traffic data collection and reporting improvements.

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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