Traffic Unit Receives Seatbelt Enforcement Grant

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit with a $60,000 grant to encourage seatbelt use.  The grant, which runs through September of 2013, also funds additional enforcement of moving violations that contribute to serious injury and fatal collisions.  These violations include speeding, red light running, and failing to yield properly on a left turn.  

This grant intends to combat two consequences of serious injury and fatal collisions: (1) injury and loss of human life, and (2) personal and insurance costs related to property damage.  Officers participating in this grant focus solely on traffic enforcement and are specially trained in collision investigations.  The enforcement measures will occur at various locations throughout the city.    

For further information, contact Detective Seth Tyler.