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Jan. 6, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Safe Roads Grants

Several law enforcement and other agencies through north Missouri are sharing $35,000 in grants to try and make local roads safer.

The money comes from the northwest region coalition for roadway safety. More than $4,000 will be split between the Green Hills regional planning commission and Northwest Missouri Regional Council of governments to share a speed radar sign. The Grundy County Health Department gets up to $3,000 for training new child passenger safety seat technicians. THe Trenton Police Department is using $4,500 to purchase radar guns. Andrew county's Sheriff's Department will also purchase guns with about $6,000 in grants. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will get more than $10,000 for new radar guns. And Northwest Missouri State University will receive up to $977 to fund part of its transportation safety fair. 17 applications were received in the grant cycle through the coalition for roadway safety, and 10 were approved for funding.