$1.7 Million Dollars for Highway Safety Programs
Governor Robert Bentley awards more than $1 million dollars in grants to help make our roads safer. The governor intends the funds to sustain programs that will help reduce injuries and fatalities on Alabama roads. The state’s nine regional traffic safety offices and the Alabama Department of Public Safety will use the funds to conduct extra traffic safety patrols and checkpoints targeting speeding, seat belt violations and drunken driving during peak travel times throughout the year. Each traffic safety office also will purchase additional breath analyzers to ensure an adequate number of devices are available for law enforcement officers during the extra patrols. The Etowah County Commission for the North East Alabama Traffic Safety Office will receive more than $271,000 dollars and the East Alabama Highway Safety Office at Gadsden State Community College will receive more than $100,000 dollars.