What do traffic engineers, road maintenance workers, bike and pedestrian advocates, deputy sheriffs and firefighters have in common? A concern for public safety! And traffic safety is a huge component of public safety.
Our goal is to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage from road traffic collisions. Contributing factors to road traffic crashes are related to the driver, the vehicle, the pedestrian, the bicyclist, and the road itself. Check out what officials can do and what you can do to help!
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Review the map of identified small road improvement candidates and let us know if a location on your wish list is missing. Propose a safety or connectivity improvement by July 15 to be considered in the next round of project selection.
The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee will consider eligible candidates for funding through the URMD Safety Improvement program later this summer. Projects selected by the committee will be included in the fiscal year 2017-18 budget request.
Proposals received after July 15 will be added to the candidate list. Candidates not selected for funding remain on the list for future consideration.
Traffic engineers refer to the 3 E's: Engineering, Education, and Enforcement.
- Engineering tools include road design, pavement markings, warning and regulatory signs, and traffic calming devices, along with all the engineering that goes into the design and manufacture of vehicles.
- Education informs people through driver's education classes, media safety campaigns, signage, speed watch programs, and school and neighborhood meetings.
- Enforcement techniques include Sheriff's Office warnings and citations, along with radar trailers, speed display signs and radar reader boards.
Motorists today share the road with many more bicyclists, pedestrians, and farmers moving their equipment. Here are the keys to safety for us all:
- Speed – watch it!
- Alcohol – do not drink and drive.
- Seatbelts – wear them!
- Helmets – if you are on a bike, a helmet should be on you.
- Visibility – when walking or biking, wear light and reflective colors.