Police receive grant to help road safety

The Newport Beach Police Department received a $282,910 grant to help prevent death and injury on local roadways from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a news release.

The grant will be used to fund a year-long program that will include special traffic compliance measures and public awareness efforts in the city. Specific undertakings to be funded include motorcycle safety enforcement, distracted driving enforcement and speed enforcement.

Police will also conduct sting operations to catch any individuals who might drive away from court after their driver's license is revoked or suspended. Repeat offenders of driving under the influence who are on probation may be observed too.

The programs come as part of an ongoing aim to use both enforcement and education tactics to better ensure safety on the road, according to the release.

— Emily Foxhall

Twitter: @emfoxhall

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