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- SEEING RED : Chronic light runner? San Luis Obispo Police will be watching for you in the coming months, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
# The San Luis Obispo Police announced on Dec. 27 that, as of Jan. 1, 2007, local traffic enforcement will be on the rise.
A recent grant awarded to the department prompted the move, set to run through Sept. 30, 2008. At the outset, the department will begin a selective enforcement program to reduce collisions and DUIs throughout the city.
Over two years, officers will conduct about 50 special operations targeting red light violations at or near intersections where a disproportionate number of traffic collisions occur.
And where might those intersections be? The department reported a history of higher collision rates at Marsh and Santa Rosa, Monterey and Santa Rosa, Foothill and Santa Rosa, Chorro and Palm, California and Monterey, and Murray and Santa Rosa.
The California Office of Traffic Safety grant awarded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will also fund DUI checkpoints and four pole-mounted speed-limit/radar display signs for the city.