Friday, November 19, 2004
Police get traffic enforcement grant
With the holidays fast approaching and with many people taking to the roads, the Carlisle Police Department would like to announce it has received a $5,400 grant that will be used to conduct extra traffic enforcement over the next few months.
The grant is funded through the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau (GHSB) which is conducting its third year of the "Click It or Ticket," and "You Drink And Drive, You Lose" campaigns. Carlisle will be taking part in the program for the first time. The GHSB is providing $3.7 million in funding to 265 local police departments and to the state police. The funding is also being used for the state's first Road Respect Campaign, which is going to target aggressive driving and speeding.
The first "Click It or Ticket" mobilization will take place from November 15 to 28. The first "You Drink and Drive, You Lose" mobilization will be from December 17 to January 3, 2005. Other mobilizations will take place throughout the beginning of next year.
The "Click It or Ticket" program has helped increase safety belt use statewide. Seatbelt use has increased from 51% in 2002 to 63% in 2004. The "You Drink and Drive, You Lose" program has reduced fatalities.
The Carlisle Police Department will once again be taking a zero-tolerance approach towards anyone found in violation of the seat belt law. Violators will be subject to a $25 fine.
Please help keep Carlisle's roads safe — buckle up and have a designated driver. Don't drink and drive.
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