Millions of dollars that is meant to be used for state highway safety programs and impaired driving countermeasures is being sent to Louisiana, according to U.S. Senator David Vitter.

“Keeping our roads and highways safe is an absolute priority of mine. Louisianians depend on safe roads for their daily activities like driving to work or picking their kids up from practice, so it’s important that our roads are in the best shape possible.” Vitter said.

Vitter, who chairs the U.S. Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, has coauthored and passed legislation in the past (2012) to support state highway safety programs through grants ($154,701,123 worth).

$975,606 is going to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to support Impaired Driving Countermeasures. $1,466,620 is going to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to support state highway safety programs.