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Monrovia Police Awarded $54,000 Traffic Safety Grant

The Monrovia Police Department will spend the money on anti-DUI measures.

The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded the Monrovia Police Department nearly $55,000 in grant funds for programs designed to combat drunk driving, the department announced Tuesday.

The department said the money will be spent on the following measures:

  • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety
  • Testing (SPST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). 
  • DUI Saturation Patrols 
  • Distracted driving enforcement
  • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement 
  • Speed, red light and Stop Si gn enforcement
  • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
  • Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying Worst-of-the­Worst DUI offenders
Joe Lafrieda January 03, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Use the funds to get the idiot text-messengers off the road.
Jill Ramirez January 03, 2013 at 06:25 PM
I dont know the statistics in Monrovia for DUI accidents, Distracted driving, or seat belt enforcement; But I do know at the corner of Magnolia and Olive there is at the minimum of 2-3 accidents a month (and those are just the ones I see). Usually myself or one of the nearby neighbors are the first to be there and call for help. That corner where young Monroe Elementary students cross, high school students cross, where a mail box USED to be has been a hot bed for accidents since they placed stop signs along Primrose, (more cars use Magnolia to avert stopping on Primrose). Personally, I would like them to take a close look at logging where accidents happen most in the city before it's too late.

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