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Section 3: General Program Features of MAP-21 Programs

Section 402 - State and Community Highway Safety Grants (23 U.S.C. 402)

Section 402 funds are used to support countermeasure strategies and projects identified in state Highway Safety Plans (HSPs). This includes resources to initiate new projects and catalyze or accelerate existing projects to address major safety issues with well-planned strategies and leverage additional state and local investment in highway safety. States must have an approved HSP to receive 402 grant funds. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. Part 1200.

Section 405(b) - Occupant Protection Grants�

Section 405(b) encourages states to adopt and implement effective occupant protection programs to reduce highway deaths and injuries resulting from individuals riding unrestrained or improperly restrained in motor vehicles. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.21.

Section 405(c) - State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grants�

Section 405(c) continues, with some changes, the state traffic safety information system improvements grant program authorized under SAFETEA-LU. The purpose of the new grant program is to support state efforts to improve the data systems needed to help identify priorities for federal, state, and local highway safety programs, to link intrastate data systems, and to improve the compatibility and interoperability of these data systems with national data systems and the data systems of other states. These efforts are aimed at enhancing the ability to analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.22.

Section 405(d) - Impaired Driving Countermeasure Grants - High, Mid, and Low Range�

Section 405(d) encourages states to enact alcohol ignition interlock laws and to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce traffic safety problems that result from individuals driving motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.23.

Section 405(d) - Impaired Driving Countermeasure Alcohol Ignition Interlock Laws�

Section 405(d) encourages states to adopt and enforce mandatory laws to require installation of alcohol ignition interlocks on vehicles operated by all individuals convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or of driving while intoxicated. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.23(5).�

Section 405(e) - Distracted Driving Grants�

Section 405(e) authorizes incentive grants to states that enact and enforce laws to prohibit distracted driving. This includes texting while driving and youth cell phone use while driving. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.24.

Section 405(f) - Motorcyclist Safety Grants�

Section 405(f) encourages states to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce the number of single-and multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.25.

Section 405(g) - State Graduated Driver Licensing Grants�

Section 405(g) encourages states to adopt and implement effective graduated driver licensing laws. To review eligibility determination, qualification criteria, and use of grant funds, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.26.

Section 405 - Grant Programs Transfers�

In the event that all Section 405 grant funds are not distributed, MAP-21 authorizes NHTSA to transfer remaining amounts to other programs authorized under 23 U.S.C. §§ 402 and 405 before the end of the fiscal year. For more detail, reference 23 C.F.R. § 1200.20(e)(3).

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