ABC is Awarded a Grant to Increase Safety through Community Outreach
Sacramento – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced it will administer a $398,000 grant to help reduce impaired driving and continue the effort to lower the number of Californians killed or injured in DUI crashes.
The grant was awarded to ABC by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Through this grant, ABC will oversee community outreach focused on educating the public about impaired driving in the effort to reduce driving deaths and injuries.
The outreach efforts will bring awareness to youth and DUI offenders about the consequences and impact of impaired driving through collaboration with educational leaders and institutions, students, and parents.
“ABC supports this effort to educate communities about the impact of impaired driving. We all strive to make public highways safer in California,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata.
ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC off-sale licensees and their employees are encouraged to take ABC’s LEAD training online. The training classes are designed to help achieve higher compliance with alcoholic beverage laws. LEAD stands for Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs.
To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities, prevent alcohol-related harm, and save lives, visit ABC’s website. ABC’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.
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