San Diego DUI attorneys discovered today that the San Diego County Sheriff Receives Grants To Combat Roadway Deaths and Injuries With DUI Checkpoints in San Diego.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI programs aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways, San Diego DUI lawyers learned today.

San Diego DUI Enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of $307,076 in recent grants awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the cities: Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista. The Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both enforcement and education say San Diego DUI lawyers.

The special San Diego DUI checkpoint grants will assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug-related collisions in the community, San Diego DUI lawyers are informed. The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders, as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving through the use of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, San Diego DUI attorneys are reminded. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Drunk and drugged driving is among America’s deadliest crimes. In 2011, a modern day low of 774 people were killed and more than 24,000 injured in alcohol and drug-impaired crashes in California. Last year, the Sheriff’s Department experienced one person killed and 126 injured in these tragic crashes. Crashes involving alcohol have been shown to drop by as much as 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. Checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent and are supported by nearly 90 percent of California drivers say San Diego DUI lawyers.

Funding for this San Diego DUI program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, San Diego DUI attorneys learned.

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