Article Source: San Bruno CA Police Department
CITY OF SAN BRUNO
San Bruno Police Department Awarded $90,000 S.T.E.P.
Grant and Traffic Records Grant
San Bruno, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to The San Bruno
Police Department. The $90,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant from the California Office
of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in the San Bruno Police Department’s efforts to reduce deaths and
injuries on San Bruno roads.
“These are trying times, and now more than ever, it is important that we are at the forefront of traffic
safety,” Police Chief Ryan Johansen said. “This funding allows us to educate and enhance the safety of
The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.
The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including:
Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.
Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed,
failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.
Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI,
speed, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.
Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside
Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
“Through education and behavior changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and
equitable for all road users in our community,” Police Chief Johansen said.
In addition to the S.T.E.P. Grant, the San Bruno Police Department received a $6,250 Traffic Records
Improvement Project grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to
collect and report traffic data.
“Accurate and timely data is critical to the safety of our roads,” Police Chief Johansen said. “This
funding will help paint a clearer picture of our biggest traffic safety issues.”
This program is new for 2021 and is an effort to improve how quickly crash data is collected and
reported,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “High quality safety data is critical. It’s used to determine
the nature of our road safety problems and it informs our actions in how best to address them. We are
happy to provide local agencies with the necessary tools to develop or enhance their electronic traffic
Grant funds will be used to:
Develop a new, or update an existing, electronic crash reporting system with software that is
able to submit data to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records
The grant program runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.
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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