These grants will support the efforts of highway safety agencies and advocates to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in Tennessee each year.
Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby alerts the public that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer have announced more than $16.2 million to support highway safety in Tennessee. These funds will be distributed to different counties throughout the state and will be used in different ways to work towards lowering the number of Tennessee auto accidents that occur.
These grants are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and support the mission of the Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO), which is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that result from Tennessee auto accidents. These grants will be used locally so that counties can promote and fund legal and educational initiatives that bring awareness to some of the common mistakes made by drivers that lead to Tennessee auto accidents. The funds will also be used to help provide resources for stepped-up enforcement for the prosecution of Tennessee DUI cases and Tennessee reckless driving cases.
These grants will be used in an effort to lower the statistics regarding Tennessee car accidents. Every year throughout the state, more than 1,000 people are killed and more than 60,000 people are injured in these crashes according to the official records kept by the State of Tennessee. "We continue to work with local and state agencies to make our roadways safer," Haslam said. "These grants will support the efforts of highway safety agencies and advocates to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in Tennessee each year."
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.
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