OFF THE WIRE
Sheriff’s office gets $46,600 for local traffic enforcement
Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
0diggsdigg ShareThis0By BILL DELANEY wdelaney@MorningJournal.com
ELYRIA — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has received a $46,600 federal traffic safety grant.
Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti said the high visibility traffic enforcement will start near Halloween weekend and continue throughout 2012.
The traffic blitzes will target impaired drivers, seat belt usage, motorcycle safety and young drivers. Several unidentified areas in the county have been targeted based excessive speeding, crash data and citizen complaints.
The funding comes through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This week, the Lorain Police Department received more than $38,000 in a federal traffic safety grant to help reduce crashes in high-traffic areas.