Mass. police receive pedestrian, bicycle and moped safety grant
It will help develop and enhance effective pedestrian, bicycle and/or moped-related enforcement efforts to reduce fatalities and injuries.
ROCKLAND, Mass. —The Rockland Police Department has been awarded a Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division. The FFY 2013 Pedestrian, Bicycle and Moped-Type Traffic Enforcement Safety Grant will provide funds to the Rockland Police Department to develop and enhance effective pedestrian, bicycle and/or moped-related enforcement efforts to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Between 2005-2010 2,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were injured in Massachusetts and 420 persons died while riding or walking on or near Massachusetts roadways, according to the Massachusetts Traffic Records Analysis Center (Mass TRAC).
Statistics also show that the highest incident rate for bicycle injuries and fatalities occurs in the summer months, while pedestrian injuries and fatalities occur around and after daylight saving time ends in the fall and winter. For this reason the Rockland Police Department will focusing their enforcement efforts during the next several months.