Police Traffic Services

Education and enforcement are two very important components of collision reduction. Either component taken alone is inadequate. The Police Traffic Safety program focuses on a comprehensive approach to enforce and encourage compliance with seat belt use, impaired driving, speed limit, red light running, and other traffic laws. The grants are highly effective in reducing traffic collisions by dedicating resources to selective enforcement and education programs. These comprehensive programs have a long-lasting impact in reducing fatal and injury collisions. Under these programs, communities use available public and private assets to identify and attack significant traffic safety problems and other vehicle related crimes.

POLICE TRAFFIC SERVICES PROGRAM AREA GOALS

  • To reduce the total number of persons killed in traffic collisions
  • To reduce the total number of persons injured in traffic collisions

2018 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) GRANTS

The OTS awarded 149 STEP grants in FFY 2018. Law enforcement agencies throughout the State conducted enforcement activities that coincided with NHTSA mobilizations and campaigns. STEP activities focused on High Visibility Enforcement (HVE), increased traffic enforcement, and education. HVE activities included training in Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Agencies utilized the trainings to conduct DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols. Increased traffic enforcement activities included operations focusing on distracted driving, nighttime Click-It-or-Ticket, motorcycle safety, and pedestrian and bicycle safety. Education activities included presentations to communities, organizations, and schools. Media efforts focusing on the awareness of the STEP activities were coordinated both regionally and locally.

COMMUNITIES AGAINST RACING AND SIDESHOWS (C.A.R.S.)

California Highway Patrol
The CHP Southern Division implemented a traffic safety project to reduce the number of victims killed and injured in traffic collisions due to illegal street racing and sideshows. Enforcement Operations focused on primary collision factors that encompassed the elements of street racing and sideshows. The Southern Division office conducted 8 traffic safety presentations at local schools, impacting 1,767 people.

DRIVE TO STAY ALIVE II HIGHWAY 12 REGIONAL SAFETY PROJECT

California Highway Patrol
The CHP implemented a regional traffic safety project along Highway 12 within the CHP Solano, South Sacramento, and Stockton areas which focused on enhanced enforcement and safety education. Enhanced enforcement operations focused on primary collision factors that encompassed elements of unsafe lane changes, unsafe turns, and unsafe passing. Additionally, a total of 36 traffic safety presentations were conducted, impacting 6,359 people.

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Address: 2208 Kausen Drive, Suite 300, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Public Information Inquiries: (916) 509-3030 | Fax (916) 509-3055
Email: ContactOTS@ots.ca.gov