Traffic Safety Grant Approved For Rogers County

Monday, November 15th 2010, 6:08 pm
By: News On 6

ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma – The Rogers County Sheriff's Office won approval for a traffic safety grant, the sheriff's office said in a statement Monday.

Johnny O'Mara, with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office, said the grant was authorized by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

Sheriff Scott Walton said deputies have received several complaints from residents about drivers speeding on county roads, as well as ignoring stop signs.

"We're going to be addressing traffic safety issues on county roads and hopefully we're going to get the message across that the rules are the same on county roads as they are everywhere else," Walton said.

The Sheriff's Office said the grant "pays overtime rates to deputies and has purchased the Sheriff's Office six brand new radar units."

Walton said the program, which was launched last week, has gotten off to a successful start.

"We're hoping this is something that we can carry into the future. Just having the deputies out there working and being seen makes Rogers County a safer place," Walton said.