Richland Co. Sheriff Receive Traffic Safety Grants

Richland Co. Sheriff Receive Traffic Safety Grants

  • 9/20/2018 12:25:12 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

RICHLAND COUNTY, OH - The Richland County Sheriff's Office have received federal funds from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. 

Sheriff J. Steve Sheldon announced that $61,234.05 in federal traffic safety funding was awarded from the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Traffic Safety Office to the Richland County Sheriff's Office for the 2019 federal fiscal year. 

"These funds are critical in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our local community safe," Sheriff Sheldon said. "Based on crash data, speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt usage, and other traffic-related laws is a priority for Richland County and we are committed to working with our partners at the state level to address this safety issue." 

The funds were passed through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers. 

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviews by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, with funds awarded to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing fatal crashes or significantly improving traffic safety systems. 

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