Transportation Department Wants More Speed Cameras

It will issue grants from infrastructure funds. 

The Department of Transportation received $6 billion out of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress to issue grants to help “cities and towns” with road safety. As part of the department’s “National Roadway Safety Strategy,” it is promoting the use of speed cameras as a “proven safety countermeasure.” 

“That law creates a new Safe Streets and Roads for All program, providing $6 billion to help cities and towns deliver new, comprehensive safety strategies, as well as accelerating existing, successful, safety initiatives,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. 

“It will protect not only drivers but all road users, including people who walk, bike, or use a wheelchair,” he added. “Pedestrian fatalities, as the Second Gentleman [Doug Emhoff] mentioned, have been increasing significantly faster than overall roadway fatalities, and we need to address the safety of those outside as well as inside the vehicle.”    

Secretary Buttigieg also said the strategy “represents a comprehensive plan to significantly reduce injuries and deaths on America’s roadways.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the officials of the Department of Transportation as they apportion infrastructure funds.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg to have discernment as he heads the department and authorizes programs.
  • For the president’s administration as infrastructure projects are prioritized and implemented.

Sources: Just The News, Politico


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