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PCSD awarded traffic enforcement grants

Posted at 3:28 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 18:29:06-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was awarded four grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for traffic enforcement.

The grants will support the push to reduce deaths, injuries, financial costs of impaired and aggressive driving, education, and public awareness.

Included in the grants are overtime funding for traffic enforcement activities correlated with distracted and impaired driving, speeding, agressive driving, pedestrian safety, and school zone and bus operations.

The funds will also provide equipment used in traffic enforcement tasks like portable breath test devices for alcohol related crimes, assistance with impaired driver blood evidence, and RADAR enforcement for speeding and aggressive driving.

PCSD say the goal is to create safe roadways in the community.

The four grants total $183,371.00.