Police will be on the lookout for distracted drivers throughout the night.

Torrance Police Department has been out in full force since 3:30 this afternoon looking for driver’s texting or using the phone while driving. The extra enforcement is funded by a grant, which is given to police departments to prevent auto collisions.

The Torrance Police Department was awarded $282,000 recently by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The goal of the nighttime enforcement is to reduce injury during accidents. Other enforcements that are part of the grant are DUI and traffic enforcements, which include speeding and red light violations.

The number of victims killed and injured in traffic collisions has been slowly rising, including a recent increase in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities.

 

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