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ADECA



ADECA is the department that houses the Governor's Highway Safety Office. It is located in the Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety division of ADECA. The North Alabama Highway Safety Office (NAHSO) and thet Greater Birmingham Traffic Safety Program are two examples of the nine Community Traffic Safety Program (CTSP) regions located across the state.

Today, ADECA is responsible for administering a broad range of state and federal programs that contribute to the department’s mission — Building Better Alabama Communities. Each year we distribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Alabama cities, counties, non-profit organizations and others. Our grants support economic development projects, infrastructure improvements, job training, energy conservation, law enforcement, traffic safety, recreation development and assistance to low-income families. We also work to monitor and protect Alabama’s water resources, and we distribute state and federal surplus property to local governments and other qualified organizations.

For more information, visit www.adeca.alabama.gov.
Alabama Awarded $3.7 Million to Improve Highway Safety
On September 1st, Alabama was awarded nearly $3.7 million to help keep roads safe during major traveling holidays of the next year.

Funds will be used by law enforcement agencies throughout the state to maintain a presence on highways including setting up checkpoints, increasing patrols on heavily traveled roads and providing traffic monitoring.

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Alabama Got Top Billing
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NHTSA’s Highway Safety Grants Interim Final Rule (IFR)
NHTSA’s highway safety grants Interim Final Rule (IFR) has been sent to the Federal Register.

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Yellow Dot Program
The “Yellow Dot” program is the first program of its kind in the state of Alabama. It is designed to assist Alabama citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical “golden hour” by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.

The “Yellow Dot” program provides detailed medical information that can be crucial following a crash. Participants of the program receive a “Yellow Dot” decal, a “Yellow Dot” folder and an information form with the participant’s name, an identifying photo, emergency contact information, personal physicians’ information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and medications being used. A “Yellow Dot” decal on the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle alerts first responders to check in the glove compartment for the corresponding “Yellow Dot” folder. Having this information following a crash helps first responders positively identify the person, get in touch with family or emergency contacts and ensures that the person’s current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered when treatment is administered for injuries.

The “Yellow Dot” program is a free service provided to individuals of all ages, with an emphasis on senior citizens. The program is being funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs / Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division (ADECA/LETS) and is being administered by the Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office. The “Yellow Dot” program is a cooperative effort of local Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Senior Groups and concerned citizens.

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Grants Awarded for Highway Safety in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- The governor of Alabama has awarding grants to several agenices to continue programs that make Alabama roads safer, reducing injuries and fatalities. The state’s nine regional traffic safety offices and the Alabama Department of Public Safety will use the funds to conduct extra traffic safety patrols and checkpoints targeting speeding, seat belt violations and drunken driving during peak travel times.
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