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Some exciting changes have been made to the available traffic safety emphasis areas, specifically Police Traffic Services and Community Traffic Safety Programs. These additional emphasis areas will now allow an agency to submit one combined application for projects that encompass a combination of areas. Agencies who have more than one project are encouraged to combine applications if feasible (e.g. if you have a young driver grant and a child passenger grant, they may now be combined into one overall grant). According to the 2020 Problem Identification Report, the number of young drivers ages 15-20 involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in Colorado increased 11% from 2014-2018. Additionally, the number of motor vehicle fatalities among young drivers ages 15-20 increased 9% from 2014-2018, regardless of the age of the driver. Young drivers are particularly susceptible to the impacts of social, environmental, political, economic, interpersonal, and physical influences and systems. The most effective interventions are those which combine multifaceted, multilevel strategies for sustainable change.
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