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Grant to help New Orleans with traffic safety

1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago Monday, November 30 2020 Nov 30, 2020 November 30, 2020 9:53 AM November 30, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state grant will help the New Orleans Police Department staff additional checkpoints to catch drunk drivers next year.

The department says in a news release that the year-long grant is from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. It is estimated at $300,000.

In addition to DWI enforcement, the grant will be used to help police stop speeders and enforce seat belt requirements. It will also be used for programs raising awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety and underage drinking.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission administers the state’s program to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage caused by traffic crashes.

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