U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Representative John Carney announced Wednesday two Department of Transportation grants totaling more than $300,000 for Delaware programs that encourage highway safety and reduce fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle accidents.
The grants, $346,910 for occupant protection and $34,286 for motorcyclist safety programs, were awarded to the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The funding, authorized under MAP-21, Section 405, is awarded to states whose safety regulations meet established criteria in several designated categories.
"Delaware sees some of the heaviest traffic in the country flow through its corridors," Senator Carper said. "That's why its important to constantly look for ways to improve the safety and efficiency of our highways, and this grant will help us achieve these goals."