Redwood City police to use $122K grant to target dangerous driving behavior

in Community/Crime

The Redwood City Police Department will use part of a $122,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to conduct enforcement operations targeting dangerous, illegal driving behavior.

That includes DUI checkpoints, distracted driving operations and other enforcement measures targeting unsafe driving practices, including speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians, the Police Department said.

The grant program — which will also help fund community education presentations on traffic safety, officer training and enforcement operations with neighboring agencies — runs through September 2022.

“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” Redwood police Chief Dan Mulholland said. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads.”

Photo courtesy of the Redwood City Police Department