DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a grant to help combat speeding, impaired driving, and other traffic infractions.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant in the amount of $26,166.40 and an Impaired Driving Enforcement Program grant in the amount of $39,249.60 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Ohio Traffic Safety Office for 2016.
These grants will provide funding to put deputies on the streets specifically to enforce motor vehicle laws. STEP will focus on offenses such as speed, reckless or aggressive driving, and distracted driving. IDEP will focus on removing impaired drivers, both alcohol and drug related, from Montgomery County roadways.
Deputies will also crack down on Ohio’s seatbelt and child restraint laws.
The STEP and IDEP grants will run from October 2015 through September 2016.