Enhancing Road Safety in Beaverton, Maximizing Federal Grants

Enhancing Road Safety in Beaverton, Maximizing Federal Grants

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The Beaverton Police Department embraces federal grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to bolster road safety measures. With a focus on critical driving behaviors, these grants allow the Beaverton Police Department to address key issues plaguing road safety.

Distracted Driving Vigilance:

$20,000 Allocation: An allocated $20,000 grant targets distracted driving, specifically tackling texting while driving and youth cell phone usage. Channeled through Oregon Impact via the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), this initiative aims to enforce a Statewide Distracted Driving Overtime Enforcement Campaign.

Combatting DUII: $30,000 Enforcement Initiative

A $30,000 grant, part of the NHTSA allocation via Oregon Impact and ODOT, bolsters the Beaverton Police Department’s efforts in combating Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). In 2022, Beaverton Police Officers arrested 519 impaired drivers.

Curbing Speeding: $20,000 Drive for Compliance

Focusing on reducing speeding violations, this grant aids in curbing vehicles surpassing speed limits. Through the Speed Overtime Enforcement program, the Beaverton Police Department aims to ensure adherence to speed regulations, fostering safer roads.

Prioritizing Safety Belt Compliance: $20,000 Commitment

Compliance with safety belt laws remains a top priority. Supported by a grant from the ODOT Transportation Safety Office, the Beaverton Police Department conducts targeted safety belt traffic enforcement activities during blitz periods and based on local data, reinforcing adherence to safety restraint laws.

 

These grants, operational from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024, represent a focused effort by the Beaverton Police Department to substantially enhance road safety.