Sun Staff Report
BEDFORD -- A $3,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will help fund extra patrols aimed at improving pedestrian safety in Bedford, police announced Monday.
The $3,000 grant, provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, but funded by the NHTSA, is one of 48 provided statewide.
Police said that in addition to targeted enforcement and decoy patrols, the grant will pay for breakaway signs and reflective tape for crosswalks.
"A combination of enforcement techniques and equipment will help the department analyze and crack down on drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists who do not share the road appropriately, putting themselves or other in danger," wrote Traffic Enforcement Officer Mark Saucier.