Sec. 402 of the Surface Transportation
Assistance Act, of 1981 (Pub. L. 97-424
(2) General Scope and Purpose of the Grant
Program. The general scope and purpose. of the grant program is to provide
funding for traffic law enforcement and inspection of commercial motor vehicle
in conjunction therewith to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths,
injuries, and the amount of property damage.
General Terms and Conditions of the
Grant. The general terms and condition's of a grant funded through Motor
Carrier Safety Assistance Program funds are:
(a) Funds are only available for safety
inspections of commercial motor vehicles performed pursuant to traffic stops,
e.g., improper lane changes, speeding, following too closely, etc.
(b) Funds are granted annually and are
conditioned on approval of applicant's enforcement plan and available funds.
Monies are conditioned on allocation of federal funding and satisfactory
(c) Must have
authority to effect traffic stops and inspect commercial motor
(d) Funds required for
match as follows: 80% GPSC 20% Local
(4) Eligible recipients of the Grant. Any
state or local government enforcement agency with authority to perform traffic
enforcement on commercial motor vehicles.
(5) Criteria for the award. Volume and type
of commercial motor vehicle traffic; number, frequency and severity of
accidents involving commercial motor vehicles; fatalities, injuries and
property damage resulting from commercial vehicle accidents; objectives to be
achieved through use of the funds.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying.
Request for funds and enforcement plans must be received no later than June 15.
Requests for information on applying should be made to Georgia Public Service
Commission, Attn: Lucia A. Ramey, Suite 310, 1007 Virginia Avenue, Hapeville,