State re­ceives $12.5 mil­lion in grants for road safety

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND NATION & WORLD - — Colin Camp­bell

In the wake of a 17 per­cent rise in road­way deaths in Mary­land in 2015, the fed­eral govern­ment has awarded more than $12.5 mil­lion in grants to po­lice de­part­ments and safety ad­vo­cates to en­cour­age bet­ter driv­ing habits in the state, Gov. Larry Ho­gan an­nounced Mon­day. More than 80 grants will be used to pre­vent im­paired, ag­gres­sive and dis­tracted driv­ing; en­cour­age the use of seat belts; in­crease mo­tor­cy­cle, pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle safety; fund child-safety sta­tions and safety-re­lated law en­force­ment; and im­prove Mary­land’s traf­fic data sys­tems.

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