LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission received $42,000 in federal traffic safety funding to reduce traffic accident injuries and fatalities.
The funds, which are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s effort to promote safe driving habits such as seatbelt use and to discourage impaired or distracted driving, will be used to help the LACRPC partner with local law enforcement, engineers and others to identify problem areas for traffic fatalities.
“Partnerships are critical to the long-term success of any safety effort,” said Thomas Mazur, executive director of the LACRPC, in a press release. “We are committed to working with area law enforcement as well as other local and state safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Allen County. These funds will help ensure that we can dedicate time and personnel to these efforts.”