The Transportation Improvement Association (TIA) manages the Oakland County traffic enforcement grants provided by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP). The grants include traffic enforcement overtime patrols for local and county agencies, with an emphasis on Operating While Impaired (OWI), excessive speed, and safety belt usage. These grants center around major holidays and summer driving.
In addition, TIA manages the Strive for a Safer Drive (S4SD) campaign, Save a Life Tour, Arrive Alive, and ThinkFast (teen programs) for OHSP. Inexperience and risk-taking behavior are all factors that increase crash risk for young drivers. Of particular concern is driving unbelted, passenger and distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and winter driving. There are 22 counties that represent 70 percent of all fatal and suspected serious injury crashes with a driver age 15-20. All of these programs are geared to decrease traffic fatalities, and serious injury crashes.
The following law enforcement agencies in Oakland County are participating in the 2022 Oakland County traffic enforcement grant:
- Auburn Hills Police Department
- Farmington Hills Police Department
- Madison Heights Police Department
- Novi Police Department
- Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Pontiac and Rochester Hills)
- Royal Oak Police Department
- Southfield Police Department
- Troy Police Department
- Waterford Police Department
- White Lake Police Department
Agencies are determined based on traffic crash data.