HCSO Receives Grant from Ohio Traffic Safety Office
Written by WKTN Staff on October 31, 2022
The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Traffic Safety Office has awarded over $22 million for statewide programming to improve traffic safety and reduce traffic-related fatalities.
Almost 180 grants were awarded to 140 local agencies in 68 counties to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas, including impaired driving, seat belt usage, distracted driving, youthful driving, and motorcycle safety.
Over five million dollars was awarded for the Impaired Driving Enforcement and Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office will receive just over $27,100 as part of that program.
The money will help pay for overtime hours used to reduce traffic-related fatal crashes that involve impaired driving via alcohol or drugs, seat belt usage, speed, aggressive driving, motorcycles, and failure to yield.
12 grants were awarded to agencies to conduct countywide high visibility enforcement, public awareness, and impaired driving initiatives.