"OTS takes a leadership role in efforts to make California roadways safe for all users. Through thoughtful, forward-thinking, and data-driven selection of grants to local and state agencies, OTS provides an effective means of eliminating fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from crashes.Through grant funding made available to California by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), OTS annually funds over $80 million dollars in innovative, evidence-based education and enforcement programs and technologies designed to make California’s roadways safer. OTS is determined to identify and overcome new traffic safety issues as travel habits change and transportation technologies emerge. To that end, we evaluate all potential programs to ensure California addresses current and future traffic safety needs.Our success depends on strong partnerships. We work with approximately 300 state and local agencies to make the most effective use of federal grant program funds. Additionally, we coordinate with traffic safety partners to track successful programs, encourage collaboration, develop new countermeasures, and explore emerging trends.In addition to the many programs funded through these grants, the OTS team is committed to sharing the message of traffic safety. We accomplish this through public awareness campaigns that educate the public on safe driving habits. Our team proudly represents California as a leader in traffic safety efforts at the local, state, and national levels. "