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February 28, 2024

Hollister police awarded grant for traffic patrols

Courtesy of the Hollister Police Department:

The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to Hollister Police Department. The $61,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Hollister Police’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries in our community.
 
“We are so grateful for this ongoing partnership between the The California Office of Traffic Safety and The Hollister Police Department.  This ongoing support is essential in keeping Hollister streets safer for everyone.”  Carlos Reynoso, Interim Chief of Police. 
 
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 traffic rights for 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, improper turning/lane changes.
  • Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speed, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

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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