Several Greater Milford and MetroWest police departments are among nearly 200 statewide that are expected to receive part of $2.5 million designated to safe driving initiatives.
The annual grants, from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, offer between $10,000 and $50,000 per municipality. Funds are used for overtime patrols over six campaign periods, including the end-of-year holiday season.
Campaigns target distracted driving, seat-belt violations, speeding and impaired driving. The latter, commonly referred to as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, is deployed in December.
The state’s impaired driving campaign this year focuses on drugged as well as drunk driving, with the slogan, “If you feel different, you drive different.”