NHTSA has announced the release of $562 million in grants for highway safety programs to Offices of Highway Safety in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, United States territories, and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A representative for the NHTSA says the grants will help save lives by addressing impaired driving, promoting seat belt use, improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety and funding other important traffic safety efforts. Specifically, the agency announced $297 million in State and Community Highway Safety Program (Section 402) funds that will be used to enhance highway safety for all Americans through activities such as:
- High-visibility enforcement campaigns (e.g., Click It or Ticket, related to seat belt use, and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, related to impaired driving)
- Enforcement of state laws on seat belt use, impaired driving, and distracted driving
- Public information and educational campaigns regarding special safe- driving emphasis weeks
- Programs supporting proper use of child safety seats, including inspection stations where caregivers can confirm that their child safety seat is installed properly.
The top 10 states receiving NHTSA grants were California ($50.1 million); Texas ($39.2 million); New York ($29 million); Florida ($26.1 million); Illinois ($21.1 million); Pennsylvania ($19.8 million); Ohio ($17.8 million); Michigan ($16.4 million); Georgia ($15.4 million); and New Jersey ($14.6 million).
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