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Sandoval announces $1.1 million grant for traffic safety



CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval announced today the Department of Public Safety’s – Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has been awarded over $1.1 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These grant dollars are allocated to states and jurisdictions that meet the criteria set forth under the “National Priority Safety Programs,” established by Congress.

“The safety of our roads and highways is a critical component to developing and updating Nevada’s transportation infrastructure. This funding helps provide the resources to maintain safe conditions for Nevadans and the millions of tourists who travel on our roads every year. I thank the Department of Public Safety for securing these grant dollars,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

The FY 2015 funds are appropriated by Congress and have been approved for safety programs in Nevada, including Impaired Driving Countermeasures, Motorcyclist Safety, State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements, and Occupant Protection.

As part of the state’s zero fatalities traffic safety goal, Nevada traffic and safety advocates continue to put enforcement, engineering, emergency medical and educational strategies in place to cut the yearly traffic fatality average in half by 2030, with the ultimate goal of zero fatalities on Nevada roads. The state’s zero fatalities campaign also encourages Nevada motorists to never drive impaired, always buckle up, stop on red, be pedestrian safe and focus on the road.

SOURCE: Governor’s Office.

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