CONSTRUCTION ZONE SAFETY GRANTS

CPD RECEIVES $49,900 IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE SAFETY GRANTS

Federal Funds from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office Help Save Lives in Cincinnati

Lieutenant Bruce Hoffbauer, Traffic Unit Commander for the Cincinnati Police Department, today announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $49,900 in federal traffic safety funding to the Cincinnati Police Department for construction zone enforcement during federal fiscal year 2014.

“These funds are critical in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our local community safe,” said Lieutenant Hoffbauer “Extra patrols in the Interstate 75 construction zones will ensure the safety of construction workers and the traveling public. We are pleased to work with our partners at the state level to address this safety issue.”  

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

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

For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm