BGSU receives $46K grant to continue Safe Communities of Wood County program

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – For the 10th consecutive year, Bowling Green State University has received an Ohio Traffic Safety Office grant to continue the Safe Communities of Wood County program, which works to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries in the county through analysis and educational outreach.

This year's grant totals $46,200, including an additional $4,200 for distracted driving and school programming. Funding runs through Sept. 30, 2024.

Money from the grant supports ongoing education and awareness initiatives around the use of seatbelts, operating a vehicle impaired, motorcycle safety, distracted driving and pedestrian awareness. Safe Communities of Wood County also participates in community events and outreach opportunities at local businesses and professional organizations.

Through BGSU, Safe Communities of Wood County maintains effective partnerships with individuals from law enforcement, local governments, schools, businesses and community organizations to create awareness and prevention of death and injuries caused by traffic crashes.

For more information and to get involved, contact Sandy Wiechman, program coordinator.

Updated: 10/06/2023 03:21PM