The Greenbelt Police Department announced that it recently received a $22,000 traffic safety grant through the Maryland State Highway Administration's Highway Safety Office. The grant aims to aid police officers in conducting more traffic enforcement measures to catch impaired and aggressive drivers and motorcyclists. It will also go toward enforcement of seat belt and child car seat use laws.
The police also announced receiving an additional $15,000 grant from the Highway Administration’s Motor Carrier Division to perform commercial motor vehicle enforcement activities. The funds come from a federal grant program, the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to help reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents that involve commercial motor vehicles.