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TN awards $24.2 million in highway safety grants

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Officials in Tennessee are taking extra steps to keep the roadways safe for drivers.
 
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, along with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, announced a $24.2 million dollar grant today to support highway traffic safety efforts.
 
386 agencies are among those selected to benefit from the grant, including:

Grantee
Title
Grant Type
County
Amount
 
Charleston Police Department High Visibility Enforcement Police Traffic Services Bradley $5,000.00  
Cleveland Police Department High Visibility Enforcement Police Traffic Services Bradley $5,000.00  
TN District Attorney General, 10th Judicial District DUI Abatement/Prosecution Enhancement DUI Prosecution Bradley $157,463.57  
Grundy County Sheriff's Traffic Enforcement Program Grundy County Sheriff's Traffic Enforcement Program Police Traffic Services Grundy

$39,991.40

 

Monteagle Police Department

High Visibility Enforcement Police Traffic Services Grundy

 

$4,999.98

 

Tracy City Police Department

Tracy City Traffic Enforcement Program

Police Traffic Services Grundy

$20,575.67

 
 

Chattanooga Police Department

 

DUI Enforcement

 

Alcohol Enforcement

 

Hamilton

 

98,089.90

 
 

Collegedale Police Department

 

Collegedale Multiple Violations Program

 

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

40,000.00

 
 

East Ridge Police Department

 

High Visibility Enforcement

 

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

5,000.00

 
 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

 

Remove Impaired Intoxicated Drivers

 

Alcohol Enforcement

 

Hamilton

 

148,245.00

 
 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

 

Safe Journey

 

Alcohol Enforcement

 

Hamilton

 

108,769.15

 
 

Lookout Mtn. Police Department

 

High Visibility Enforcement

 

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

5,000.00

 
 

Red Bank Police Department

 

City of Red Bank Alcohol Enforcement Program

   

Hamilton

 

19,998.00

 
 

Signal Mountain Police Department

 

A.D.E (Aggressive Driver Enforcement)

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

40,000.00

 
 

Soddy-Daisy Police Department

 

Alcohol Saturation/Roadside Sobriety Check points

 

Alcohol Enforcement

 

Hamilton

 

27,472.40

 
 

Soddy-Daisy Police Department

 

Chattanooga Area Network Coordinator

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

14,842.13

 
 

Soddy-Daisy Police Department

 

High Visibility Enforcement

Police Traffic Services

 

Hamilton

 

4,992.00

 
 

TN District Attorney General, 11th Judicial District

 

DUI Prosecution

 

DUI Prosecution

   

155,909.20

 
           
           
           
           
           
           
           


 
“Having safe roads is critical to our mission of making Tennessee a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Haslam said in a news release Wednesday.  “These grants will support the efforts of highway safety agencies and advocates to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in Tennessee each year.”
 
The funds support the mission of GHSO to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in partnership with numerous public and private organizations.
 
“Our grantees are the backbone of GHSO,” Director Kendell Poole said. “It takes everyone working together to make a difference. We are dedicated to saving lives across Tennessee and pledge to work with grantees statewide to accomplish our mission.”
 

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