Hundreds of Tennessee agencies have received grant awards totaling $17.8 million to support highway traffic safety efforts, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) announced last month.
The grants were awarded to 376 Tennessee agencies that successfully applied for funding based on a defined problem and statistical need. Every year, GHSO accepts applications from agencies for available highway safety funds. Applications are reviewed and scored by GHSO and external highway safety advocates with the agencies that meet funding criteria receiving the awards.
Many elements contribute to a safe roadway system, including an accurate traffic safety data collection and analysis system, well-trained law enforcement officers, and effective emergency health care and trauma systems. A major part of roadway safety is educating motorists about laws and good driving behaviors.
“These grants help fund a variety of enforcement, legal, and educational initiatives across the state,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “All of these efforts, from DUI prosecution, to speed enforcement, to child passenger safety training, support the mission of saving lives and reducing injuries on our roads through partnership with numerous public and private organizations.”
Kendell Poole, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, said the decline in traffic fatalities in Tennessee has been a result of the commitment to safety from agencies across the state. He said agencies continue to come up with innovative programs that provide the foundation for the state’s safety culture.
WILL THE GRANTS LEAD TO IMPROVED SAFETY AND LESS INJURIES ON ROADWAYS?
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