Tallahassee Working to Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities with the PASS Project
TALLAHASSEE, FL - A news report published on wtxl.com stated that residents of Tallahassee are worried about the increasing number of pedestrian accidents in the Big Bend. Another fatal pedestrian accident, the second in two weeks, occurred in the Big Bend area of Tallahassee.*
In response, the City of Tallahassee has initiated a new safety program called "PASS projects" in neighborhoods throughout Tallahassee. The program aims to improve safety for pedestrians. City officials said the plan would install additional crosswalks and sidewalks. In some areas, guard rails at major intersections might be installed.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the accident happened at around 11 a.m. this past Sunday. The accident report alleges that a motor vehicle left the road and then struck a person who was on the side of the road. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson announced that the city's top priority this year would be pedestrian safety. The Pedestrian and Street Safety project (PASS) will construct more sidewalks in high-risk areas.
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