New York Governor: $37.2 Million Awarded to Highway Safety Initiatives

New York Governor: $37.2 Million Awarded to Highway Safety Initiatives

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $37.2 Million Awarded to Highway Safety Initiatives Across New York

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than $37.2 million in federal highway safety grants have been awarded to 502 programs throughout New York State during the federal FY 2021.  These grants provide funding to local, state and not-for-profit agencies for projects that improve overall highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries due to crashes.  The projects awarded funding focused on three types of driver safety initiatives:  highway safety, child passenger safety and police traffic services.

“The safety of our roadways is critical to communities in every corner of this great state and we’re working to avoid needless tragedies caused by dangerous and reckless driving,” Governor Cuomo said.  “This funding will support critical traffic enforcement, community programs and child passenger safety initiatives that will help protect everyone on the road and make our state’s roadways safer for all.”

Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said, “New York is committed to improving safety on our roadways and we proudly support these critical programs, which help protect motorists, passengers and pedestrians throughout the state.

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