Notice how the Springfield News Herald titles the story as being about safety. Then scan down to the last paragraph and read the following:
They are awarded to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing fatal crashes or significantly improving traffic safety systems. “Extra patrols are not only conducting traffic stops but serving warrants and getting guns and drugs off the streets,” said Sheriff Gene Kelly. “High visibility means a reduction in crime and positively impacting neighborhoods.” Funds are passed through the state agency from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Hmmmmm, we kind of wonder that guns and drugs part. We're kind of thinking this is going to be another one of those excuses to "illegally" pull you over and look for an excuse to "illegally search and seize".
We suggest that if they want to get drugs of the street, they go to where the drugs are sold. To try and cut a vehicle from the herd might sound a bit like profiling, don'tcha think?