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RUHS Public Health receives grants to encourage young motorist to improve driving habits

November 23, 2020

Contact:
Rebecca Antillon, Program Coordinator II
RUHS-Public Health, Injury Prevention
Office: 951.358.7171 Cell: 951.358.7175
Email: RAntillon@ruhealth.org

RUHS Public Health receives grants to encourage young motorist to improve driving habits

Riverside County health officials have been awarded two grants totaling $277,500 to encourage
young motorist not to drive when drunk, distracted or drowsy.

The Be Wiser Youth Traffic Safety Project funding ($170,000) will be used at 12 middle and high
schools throughout Riverside County for education and training, according to Rebecca Antillon,
program coordinator who oversees the grants with Riverside University Health System (RUHS)
Public Health. Public Health officials will also encourage youngsters to promote safety among
their peers and educate parents on the dangers of unsafe driving practices.

The College Community Against Drugged, Drunk, and Distracted Driving funding ($107,500) will
be used at four college campuses in Riverside County.

“Young people are the future and it is important they are protected through education and
training when they get behind the wheel,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of RUHS-PH.
Funding is administered by RUHS-PH and provided by a grant from the California Office of
Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety. Administration.

To learn more about the Injury Prevention Services Program, visit www.rivcoips.org

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