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Cadiz Police Received Traffic Grant

ky trans 300CADIZ, Ky. (7/30/13) – The Cadiz Police Department has received an $8,200 grant to continue its traffic safety program into the year 2014.
 
It marks the sixth consecutive year the CPD has received the grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety. The funds will be used to pay for officer overtime hours and fuel during the course of increased patrol in high crash and speed-related areas of the city.
 
“We are honored to once again receive this grant and put it to use in helping reduce the crash rate in the city,” said Chief Chad Grace. “The numbers have shown the traffic program to be successful, and we want to continue that.
 
The money will be used to fund officer overtime to enforce traffic laws, fuel reimbursement, and annual training at the Kentucky Lifesavers Conference held each year in Louisville.
 
In the five years from 2002 to 2007 before the CPD created the traffic safety program, the agency investigated an annual average of 23 injury crashes that injured 35 people. Since creating the traffic safety program with the help of grant monies, the CPD has investigated an annual average of 15 injury crashes that injure 22 people – nearly a 53-percent decrease.
 
“We have identified the areas of the city with high crash rates and used the manpower to increase patrols to look for aggressive and impaired drivers,” said Sgt. Scott Brown, who oversees the traffic safety program. “However, we have seen an increase in both crashes and injury crashes in 2013. We are working to identify what leads to these crashes and will adjust the manpower accordingly”
 
The main contributing factors in crashes are driver inattention, driver distraction, following too close, and failing to yield the right of way.
 
The CPD is working with the Kentucky Department of Highways to identify areas of the city along Main Street and state routes which may need signage. One such location was South Road between Main Street and the U.S. 68 bypass. Speed limit signs have now been erected to slow drivers down as they enter the city limits at the stoplight downtown.
 
“We just want people to be mindful of the traffic laws and other vehicles so that we can keep the crash rate low,” said Chief Grace.
 
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