COOK COUNTY, IL – The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety efforts, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
The $122,220 grant will be used to conduct additional Sheriff’s Police traffic enforcement during some of the deadliest times of the year for motorists and specifically target the leading causes of crashes including speeding, impaired driving, electronic device use, failure to yield, disobeying traffic control signals, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
“We’re grateful for the additional funding to help expand our on-going road safety efforts, particularly during the holiday season and other high-travel periods,” said Sheriff Dart. “As always, our goal is to make travel safer for everyone on the road, and this grant will help us do that.”
The grant will run from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. It is funded by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.