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Monterey Park Police Receives $90,000 Traffic Safety Grant

 Monterey Park’s Police Department will be conducting a yearlong traffic safety and crash prevention program that it will pay for using a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

Through special enforcement and public awareness efforts, Monterey Park Police Chief Jim Smith said the city hopes to prevent deaths and injuries on the road by partnering with the Office of Traffic Safety to educate the community.

According to Sgt. Brent Archibald, the police department recognized that the city was seeing a rise in the number of pedestrian-involved vehicle collisions, specifically among seniors. He said police plan to focus on a specific safety and crash prevention campaign each month. Sgt. Archibald told EGP the police department hopes the grant will help combat rising crash data trends.

The grant will provide funds for the city to conduct advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement, public safety presentations throughout the community, DUI saturation patrols, distracted driving enforcement, and seaat belt and child safety seat enforcement.