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IDOT traffic grant awarded


The Bloomington Police Department announces it has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement efforts.


The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing traffic crashes.


Chief Jamal Simington stated, “Speeding and traffic violations continue to be the number one complaint received by the Bloomington Police Department. We remain committed to changing driver behavior and making the roadways a safer place to be a driver and passenger.”


During the STEP grant year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2023, through Sept. 30, 2024, the Bloomington Police Department will conduct additional enforcement efforts to supplement mandatory and optional campaign enforcement dates scheduled during some of the deadliest times of the year.


The Bloomington Police Department will be having an upcoming detail with increased enforcement October 16th - 26th. The additional efforts will focus on the leading contributory causes of crashes: speeding, impaired driving, electronic device use, failure to yield and disobeying traffic control signals, as well as occupant restraint violations.


The STEP grant is funded by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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