With safety on Pacific Coast Highway becoming an increasingly crucial issue in Malibu, on Monday the city announced an anti-DUI program aiming to prevent fatalities and injuries along PCH.
The program, set to be funded by a $108,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, will make DUI checkpoints more frequent and also offer public education on the risks of driving under the influence. Sheriff’s from the Malibu/Lost Hills station are expected to partner in enforcing the program with Malibu.
“DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that we witnessed from 2006 to 2010 in California,” said Christopher J. Murphy, director of the Office of Traffic Safety. “But since the tragedy of DUI accounts for nearly one third of traffic fatalities, Malibu needs the high visibility enforcement and public awareness that this grant will provide.”