NY awards $48 M+ to improve highway safety

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that more than $48.7 million in federal highway safety grants have been awarded to 580 programs across New York State. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds to local, state and not-for-profit agencies for projects that improve highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries due to crashes. 

“Safety on our roadways is a top priority in New York State, and we will continue working alongside our partners in traffic safety to crack down on erratic and irresponsible driving,” Governor Hochul said.  

The types of efforts funded include occupant protection; traffic enforcement; motorcycle safety; traffic records; community programs; programs that impact younger drivers or older drivers; pedestrian safety; roadway safety and efforts to prevent impaired driving. 

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said, “Funding these vital initiatives helps to promote public outreach and education on important topics such as proper child safety restraints and dangerous driving behaviors. Safety is our top priority, and we look forward to continuing this important work with our grantees.” 

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