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Iowa to Get Nearly $1 Million for Traffic Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
   Senator Tom Harkin (D) today announced that the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau has been awarded four grants totaling $995,397.38 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The funds will support the state's highway safety and data programs. Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.

Details of the grants below:

Impaired Driving Countermeasures Program Grant - $580,055.35 to reduce traffic safety problems resulting from individuals driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Motorcyclist Safety Grant - $18,298.86 to support motorcyclist safety training and motorcyclist awareness programs.

Occupant Protection Grant - $211,467.43 to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce highway deaths and injuries resulting from individuals riding unrestrained or improperly restrained in motor vehicles.

State Traffic Safety Information Systems Grant - $185,575.74 to improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of traffic data.
 
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