OTS provides grants to more than 100 law enforcement agencies throughout the state to conduct enforcement and education programs focused on deterring unsafe roadway behaviors and promoting safe roadway habits. Enforcement activities dedicate additional officers on roads to target specific traffic safety issues including distracted driving, seat belt use, impaired driving, speeding, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and other traffic violations that increase the risk for crashes. Other grant programs include officer training on holding DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints and identifying suspected impaired drivers. Education activities include presentations to community members, organizations, and schools.
POLICE TRAFFIC SERVICES PROGRAM AREA GOALS
- To reduce the total number of persons killed in traffic crashes.
- To reduce the total number of persons injured in traffic crashes.