Phoenix — The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Highway Patrol Division for the purchase of two new patrol vehicles with updated equipment to focus on impaired driver education and enforcement as well as detecting other hazardous traffic violators.
The new patrol vehicles will equip troopers with the means to more effectively and efficiently locate impaired and aggressive drivers, thereby making the roadways a safer place to travel for the community. Additionally, this funding will assist the agency in reducing impaired driver related fatalities and serious injury collisions on the highway system.
“Our partnership with Director Gutier of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is vital as we team up to make the roadways safer for travel. Director Gutier continually supports law enforcement throughout the state. State Troopers will continue to educate the public on the dangers impaired drivers pose to our communities while enforcing state laws. Our priorities include reducing fatalities by removing impaired drivers from Arizona roadways. This grant will help us improve public safety,” said Lt. Colonel Wayde Webb, Assistant Director, Highway Patrol Division.