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File #: 21-1086    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
Title: APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATION AND AWARD/FDOT/OCCUPANT PROTECTION/CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
Sponsors: Police Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Legal Review Form_FDOT grant application_Occupant Protection and Child Passenger Safety_21, 3. FDOT_Subgrant_Agreement_2022 - Occupant Protection Grant 2022
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Chief Javaro Sims, Police Department
THROUGH: Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM
DATE: October 19, 2021

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APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATION AND AWARD/FDOT/OCCUPANT PROTECTION/CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Motion to approve application and award of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) FY 21/22 Occupant Protection/Child Passenger Safety program grant.

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Background:
The Police Department is requesting approval to submit an application and accept an award for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) FY 21/22 Occupant Protection/Child Passenger Safety program. Funding from this grant provides for overtime salary for officers that will engage in educational and enforcement activities associated with this program.

Studies show that when manufactured seat belts and child restrains are properly installed and utilized, they can save lives and prevent injuries. In 2020, there were 2,952 crashes recorded in the City of Delray Beach which resulted in two (2) fatalities and over 500 injuries. In 2019, according to FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) the user rate for seat belts in the State of Florida was 89.8%. In Palm Beach County the user rate was 89.5%. According to the FDOT's Highway Safety Matrix for FY 2022, Delray Beach ranked 11th for occupant protection-related serious injuries and fatalities out of 102 cities with a population of 15,000-74,999 in regards to occupant protection (Usage of safety belts). The FDOT FY 2022 Highway Safety Matrix also ranked Palm Beach County #3 out of 26 counties. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths in the U.S. In 2020, 42,060 people died from motor vehicle crashes according to preliminary estimates report from the National Safety Council (NSC) on traffic fatalities, a significant increase from prior year despite drop in miles driven.
In 2019, the Delray Beach Police Department issued 852 safety belt citations. This inf...

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