The Inglewood Police Department recently received a grant which will increase patrols throughout the  community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious  injuries and deaths on roads.  

“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the  community,” Chief Mark Fronterotta said. “Our intent is to stop the most unlawful and  dangerous behaviors that put people at risk and create an environment where everyone  feels safe traveling.” 

The Office of Traffic Safety grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including: 

•   DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers. 

•   High visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in  violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law. 

•   Enforcement operations focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put  the safety of people biking or walking at risk.  

•   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. 

•   Community presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving,  impaired driving, speeding, bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

•   Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies. 

•   Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST),  Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition  Expert (DRE). 

The grant program will run through September 2023. 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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