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Governor awards grant to provide traffic safety support for Alabama prosecutors, law enforcement

According to a recent state announcement, Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $165,405 grant to ensure law enforcement and prosecutors are familiar with existing and new laws involving traffic safety.

The Alabama Office of Prosecution Services will use the funds to help district attorneys and law enforcement officers stay up to date on traffic safety laws that could affect outcomes for traffic violation cases.

“Law enforcement officers and prosecutors at all levels work together to enforce and uphold Alabama’s traffic laws,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to support this program, which strengthens that partnership and makes sure drivers who break our laws and put others in danger are held accountable for their behavior.”

The Office of Prosecution Services provides training for the state’s 42 district attorneys and their legal staff who prosecute traffic cases. The Office of Prosecution Services also provides needed research and technical assistance in traffic cases.

The office also coordinates with other agencies to discuss methods and strategies to reduce impaired driving and other measures to improve safety on Alabama’s roads.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“ADECA shares Gov. Ivey’s commitment to helping Alabama’s law enforcement officers and prosecutors fully enforce Alabama’s traffic codes and laws,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.