Thursday, May 29, 2008

Even the Gubernator wants to come down on California DUI drivers

May 29, 298 19:45 p.m.

Sacramento, California - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the award of $66 million in traffic safety grants to 153 agencies and communities, including California DUI money for California DUI agencies across the state, illustrating the Governor’s continued commitment to saving lives on California’s roadways, according to California DUI Drunk Driving criminal defense attorney sources.

The funds will be administered by the Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and will allow state, county and local agencies to combat impaired driving, encourage seat belt and child safety seat usage, enhance emergency medical service response, advance pedestrian and bicycle safety, and assist in the enforcement of traffic laws aimed at saving lives, according to California DUI defense lawyers.

“These grants provide essential resources and re-enforce our commitment to saving lives and preventing injuries on California’s roadways,” said Governor Schwarzenegger to some folks including California DUI attorneys.

In the coming year, the federally funded grant programs will emphasize time-tested practices with proven results while also expanding into new areas. Local and state agencies will develop and carry out grant activities through operations like sobriety checkpoints, California DUI saturation patrols, red light running enforcement and combating illegal street racing, per California DUI lawyers.

Important behind-the-scenes programs will also take place, such as the expansion of California DUI drunk driving prosecutor education, intense monitoring and supervision of repeat California DUI offenders, free assessments of pedestrian safety conditions in cities, and more real California DUI trials being moved from courthouses into high school auditoriums across the state, California DUI attorneys hear.