By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Milford Police Department is one of 93 police departments across the state receiving a grant to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety. With funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the State’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security the money will be used to pay for overtime enforcement, to increase compliance with traffic laws, by all users of the road. Milford Police may also purchase with the money bicycle helmets, safety items and educational materials nationally, pedestrians account for about 16% of traffic fatalities in Massachusetts the proportion is closer to 20%. Bicyclists are also dying at higher rates nationally. The Milford Department was recently awarded a share of the $700,000 going out to police departments throughout the Commonwealth.