Dublin Police Services is poised to introduce a traffic program aimed at deterring dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of collisions, according to a department spokesman.
Capt. Nate Schmidt announced last Friday that the department had received a $65,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for a program to run through September 2022.
"Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road," Schmidt said in a statement. "This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads."
Aspects of the program will include "DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers; enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California's hands-free cellphone law; and bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users at risk," Schmidt said.
"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," he added.
Community education presentations, collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies, and officer training and recertifications are also included.