Every day is a good day to practice traffic safety!
As National Traffic Safety Awareness Month comes to an end and back to school season begins, EP Traffic and Transportation leaders share some important reminders to keep our communities safe.
“With the new school year starting, it’s never been more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings – help create a safe environment for kids choosing to walk and bike to school this season by practicing safe speeds and exercising extra caution in school zones and elsewhere!”Margot Schoenfelder, PE, AICP | Project Manager
“Safe driver behavior is essential to not only benefit motorists but to protect vulnerable roadway users including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. During Traffic Safety Awareness Month, we are reminded of the simple things we can each do to have a huge impact in reducing injury and fatality crashes through simply reducing travel speeds, avoiding the use of hand-held devices while driving, and paying attention to surroundings.”James Fitzgerald, PE, LEED AP | Director of Transportation | Principal
“Speeding leads to increased potential for losing vehicle control, further stopping distance to avoid collisions, and greater risk of injuries and fatalities. Approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities are related to speeding. Practice traffic safety and slow down… getting there late is better than never getting there at all.”Jane Davis, PE | Project Manager