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AAA Traffic Safety Grant Awarded to Carleton Police Department

Collaborative Effort Brings Traffic Incident Management Equipment to the Community

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 6, 2019) — The Carleton Police Department was presented with the AAA Traffic Safety Grant Award today. Carleton Patrolman Gene Taylor was on hand to accept the check along with AAA representative Cindy Al-Atabi, District Director for AAA-The Auto Club Group.

The $731.15 AAA Traffic Safety Grant funded the purchase of traffic incident management equipment that will be used to help promote safety during emergency incidents, reduce the risk of crashes at incident sites and protect the motoring public. This grant will help the department acquire much-needed traffic safety equipment that is not available through current fiscal resources. The equipment purchased also helps Carleton meet the standards set by MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

"This equipmnet is especially important at night, as it gets very dark here in the Village of Carleton," stated Patrolman Taylor. "This vest and the other equipment are key to allowing motorists to see officers at night."

Since 1993, the AAA Traffic Safety Grant program has been awarding grants for life-saving equipment throughout Michigan. Over the years, nearly 1.5 million dollars-worth of traffic safety equipment has been donated to various organizations in the state. This is part of AAA's legacy of traffic safety advocacy efforts for the motoring public.

About The Auto Club Group

AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG). Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.