Sacramento police receive grant for school traffic safety


The Sacramento Police Department has received a $170,000 state grant to improve traffic safety near city schools.

The money will pay for education, training and enforcement to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists near schools in the city limits, according to a police statement. Activities will include efforts to increase helmet use among students, training on the use of child safety seats, teen driver-education programs and increased traffic enforcement near schools.

The year-long grant is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, police said.

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