Pedestrian Safety Funding to Help Macon-Bibb County, Georgia (GA)
BIBB COUNTY, GA- Wgxa.tv writes that Macon-Bibb County got a $23,400 grant designated to help the region reduce pedestrian crashes.*
The area has suffered from high numbers a pedestrian deaths recently, leading to concerns over pedestrian safety in the area. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety granted the pedestrian safety review board with the grant. The efforts will include educational and training programs in order to help lower the number of fatal pedestrian crashes in the region.
The Macon area suffered two back to back pedestrian crashes, including one that led to a fatality. A memorial now stands on Pio Nono Avenue, which is a known risk area for pedestrian collisions. The memorial includes assign asking when pedestrian deaths on the road will stop. This year already 73 pedestrian collisions occurred, including nine deadly crashes. Officials are pleased with the resources, which they stated will help them with accident prevention and to make the roads safer for everyone.
Safety advocates hope that by getting the information from to local people, they will put individuals on notice of the areas considered most dangerous. The resources will also go towards training pedestrian safety advocates. The community is hoping to find the best possible ways to keep everyone safe on the road. The efforts are part of the On the Move campaign, which runs in conjunction with the safety board's cross the walk campaign. The groups both work on outreach, including PSAs and billboards, designed to remind people throughout the region to use caution on the road.
Georgia has experienced a drastic increase in pedestrian crashes in recent years. According to statistics, traffic fatalities declined in 2017 in 2018 in the state, but pedestrian crashes continued to increase. In fact, the state saw a spike of about 65 percent over a five-year period of time. It is not clear why Georgia is seeing such high numbers of pedestrian crashes. The state recently enacted a hands-free law in an effort to prevent distracted driving. Many Georgia officials believe that cell phones are contributing to traffic dangers in the state and hope that the law will help improve safety.
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