The Highway Traffic Safety area of the division administers grant funding focused on behavioral programs to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Grants helps fund enforcement campaigns that focus on speed, impaired driving and promote the use of seat belts and proper child restraints. Funding is also available for State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements for integrated data collection across multiple state agencies.
ADECA partners with many entities to promote highway traffic safety around the state. The website www.SafeHomeAlabama.gov compiles data and information from many sources to give an overview of traffic safety in Alabama. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a “High Visibility Enforcement Toolkit” designed to assist law enforcement agencies, communities and states in implementing and enhancing their enforcement efforts. Click here to access it.
Highway Safety Plan
ADECA produces an annual Highway Safety Plan (HSP) as a state programmatic guide and an application for federal grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This document is used for justifying, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating traffic safety activities for improvements in each federal fiscal year. National, state and county level crash fatality data and other information such as safety belt use rates are used to ensure that the planned projects focus on the areas of greatest need.