Gov. Hogan announces more than $12 million in federal highway safety grants

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan has announced more than $12 million in federal highway safety grants.

These grants are part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. We’re told the funds will be dispersed on October 1st by the Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office to more than 90 organizations and law enforcement agencies across the state.

Hogan says the funds announced today will be used for several initiatives, including increasing the use of seat belts in all seats, preventing impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving, promoting the correct use of child passenger safety seats, increasing safety for pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists, supporting police training for highway safety and traffic enforcement, funding overtime enforcement of Maryland’s traffic laws, and increasing the efficiency and capability of Maryland’s traffic data systems.

On the Eastern Shore, the following organizations and departments will receive funding:

  • Berlin Police Department: $6,000
  • Denton Police Department: $5,005
  • Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office: $12,080
  • Easton Police Departments: $23,000
  • Fruitland Police Department: $5,998.59
  • Ocean City Police Department: $23,892
  • Ocean Pines Police Department: $3,000
  • Princess Anne Police Department: $6,964.65
  • Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office: $15,040
  • Salisbury Police Department: $13,000
  • Salisbury University Police Department: $1,964
  • Talbot County Sheriff’s Office: $4,500
  • Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office: $15,000
  • Worcester County Health Department: $3,439.70
  • Worcester County Sheriff’s Office: $3,640
  • Wor-Wic Community College: $6,600

For a full list of funding recipients, click here.

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