Shasta County Awarded Grant For Campaign To Reduce Traffic Deaths

A grant of nearly $275,000 has been awarded to Shasta County Health and Human Services from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a campaign to reduce automotive deaths and injuries. Every day an average of 37 people die in drunk driving crashes in the United States. Statistics from 2020 rated Shasta County as the 18th worst for alcohol-related crashes among California’s 58 counties. Last year the number of teens killed nationally in car crashes increased for the second consecutive year. The grant for Shasta County will pay for teen and adult traffic safety education, including activities on high school and college campuses, as well as social media messaging.