Where do you start to enforce traffic safety issues? Right in your own community.
I am confident that you have heard the statistic that 95% of accidents involving you or your family will most likely happen within a ten mile radius of your home. I know that I’ve heard it a million times. Well it’s true. If you think about it; it makes sense. We may know the roads around our home like the back of our hand. However, since we frequent them on a consistant basis, we increase our odds for an accident in that area tenfold. We may even let down our guard, since we are comfortable with our surroundings. This is always a mistake. This is the most important area to make improvements in traffic safety. After all, isn’t it where your children play? Where you walk your dog? Where you and your spouse go jogging?
This section confronts issues dealing with traffic safety on a local level and explores solutions that may help avoid potential accidents. You should always be aware of your surroundings and any pending danger. When driving around town, riding your bike, or simply taking an evening stroll, take note of areas that may be improved to ensure you and your family’s safety.
Check out the article “Improving Bicycle Safety”. Compare the improvements stated in this article, to the ones being made in your community.
From time to time, a community goes out of its way to make outstanding improvements in their community. We like to showcase these achievements as an example for other communities to benchmark. See who the spotlight is on now in our “Spotlight on Your Communinity” section. If your community is taking great strides in improving your community’s safety, let us know about it. Submit your story by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support.
Everyone should be concerned about their community’s safety. We hope that our site will become a resource for your attempts for on-going improvements. Bookmark this site, and always feel free to contact us with your ideas and comments.