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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $1.159 million grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will use the funding as part of its ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions has been slowly rising.  Particularly alarming are recent increases in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, the growing dangers of distracting technologies, and the emergence of drug-impaired driving as a major problem. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk driving, speeding, and crashes at intersections.

“Overall, California’s roadways are among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “But to meet future mobility, safety, and accessible transportation objectives, we have to reverse this recent trend in order to reach our common goal – zero deaths on our roadways.  The Office of Traffic Safety and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department want to work with everyone to create a culture of traffic safety across Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the State.”

Activities that the grant will fund include:

* Educational presentations

* DUI checkpoints

* DUI saturation patrols

* Distracted driving enforcement

* Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement

* Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement

* Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders

* Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE)

 

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/

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  1. Javi says:

    Remember kids, DUI Checkpoints are UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    They are a violation of the 3rd and 4th Amendment.

    Get educated on the issue, know and exercise your rights before you lose them.

  2. Dennis velintino says:

    This is a waist of our tax payer money!!They could use that mo.ey for some thing good for the community!!ITS TIME FIR CHANGE WAKE UP AND SMELL YOUR CONSTITUTION.

  3. Dave says:

    The Constitution does not prohibit all search and seizure, just “unreasonable” search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled (see Michigan v. Sitz, 1990) that sobriety checkpoints meet the Fourth Amendment standard of “reasonable search and seizure.” The Court is, by force of Article III of the Constitution itself, the final arbiter and interpreter of the Constitution. We may not agree with what they rule. But what they rule is law until reinterpreted by a later court. In addition, court rulings over the last 20 years have put more and more restrictions on checkpoints, leaving them less obtrusive and more transparent, with less chance of abuse.

    Patrols are meant to catch active drunks, get them off the streets and prosecute them. Checkpoints are highly visible, highly publicized events meant to deter drinking and driving in the first place.

    Patrols have little deterrent value, but high enforcement value. Checkpoints have been shown to have the potential to lower DUI fatality rates by up to 20 percent by virtue of their deterrence. People go through them, drive past them, hear about them via multiple grapevines and get the ongoing impression that drunk driving is dangerous, socially unacceptable, and that law enforcement is actively looking for it.

    They are both good tactics and both should be in the arsenal of DUI combating tactics, along with others. In terms of catching drunks, nothing beats patrols. In terms of saving lives, nothing beats checkpoints.

    • Dennis velintino says:

      RESPONSE TO DAVE,The check points do not work.Not only arr they unconstitutional they use these check points to steal cars from its residents and to do unreasonable searches this is exactly what they did in nazi Germany.How many drunk drivers have they arrested at these check points 10 last year if that the cost of these check points are incredible.So they use use them to steal cars,money,ect..By means of unreasonable searches.And further more there are four millon Californians driving on suspended licenses because of outrages fines that no one could even think of paying because America is broke.By taking our licenses,then our cars then our jobs then our homes,over a ticket is fraud and crimanal this whole system is broken and you cant tell me its not unconstitutional!!And causing the poor to become targets of law enforcement that are only concerned with there own self preservation.And they dont give a dam if your car is all u have left they will.put you under the bridge in a hot second then they evict you from there even its wrong and unconstitutional to take anything from Americans with out do process !!!

  4. Javi says:

    To Dave:

    The joke of an “interpretation” you refer to is just that.

    Anyone who can read PLAIN ENGLISH knows the current views held by that court DO NOT REFLECT the original intent.

    But that’s OK Dave. Because the 1st and 2nd Amendments mean we don’t have to put up with a government that does not represent the Constitution and the RIGHTS and the WILL of this here CITIZENERY. We are not your SUBJECTS. You people can write whatever wacked out bogus laws you want but I think you all know where the LINE IS.

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