House members of Davidson County delegation announce Highway Safety Grants

House members of the Davidson County Delegation said they have been informed that 23 Highway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Davidson County roads and to curb drunk driving. Delegation Chairman Bob Freeman (D-Nashville) made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

The Davidson County awards include:
· $20,000 to the Belle Meade Police Department for Police Traffic Services
· $19,999 to the Belle Meade Police Department for Police Traffic Services
· $9,780 to the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance for Emergency Medical Services
· $485,000 to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
· $154,700 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Education
· $123,365 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for DUI/Drug Courts
· $100,000 to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
· $57,200 to the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police for Safe Communities
· $484,304 to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Safe Communities
· $104,165 to the Tennessee Department of Health for Traffic Records
· $73,000 to the Tennessee Department of Health for Emergency Medical Services
· $300,000 to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for DUI/Drug Courts
· $850,000 to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security for Traffic Records
· $550,000 to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
· $80,000 to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security for Child Passenger Safety & Occupant Protection
· $80,000 to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security for Police Traffic Services
· $389,600 to the Tennessee District Attorney General, 20th Judicial District for DUI Prosecution
· $635,046 to the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference for Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
· $20,102 to the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities for Association Alcohol and Impaired Driving Education
· $60,000 to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Education
· $50,000 to the Tennessee Trucking Foundation for Teen Driver Safety
· $28,239 to the Tennessee Trucking Foundation for Senior Driver Safety
· $51,689 to Walk Bike Nashville for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

“I am excited to see Nashville getting these very important grants that will help law enforcement keep our roads safer. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities is important to anyone who drives through Nashville,” said Rep. Freeman.

Rep. Bill Beck (D-Nashville) said: “With the influx of tourists and people moving here for new jobs, it’s imperative that we keep our roads as safe as possible. These generous grants will help us do that.”

Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) said: “It is important to me that Nashville families feel safe moving in and around our city on our roadways. These resources will go a long way towards ensuring families’ safety.”

The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard. Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.