Brian Pugh: How can we make our streets more safe?

Dear Neighbors:brian-pugh-group-cropped
In 2016, the Village of Croton, inspired by a grassroots community safety effort, launched the Slow Down Croton initiative to increase safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
This year, we have augmented this effort with the addition of a 25 MPH speed zone on sections of Cleveland Drive, Grand Street and Old Post Road–which we established in August. In addition, the Village deployed five additional speed signs earlier this month.
Speed is a factor in 1 in 5 car accidents that result in injury or death, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Speed reduces the time that a driver has to react, increases the distance needed to stop a vehicle and increases the lethality of crashes dramatically.
The new speed zone and the new speed signs are just one step in a process. Our Village Board will continue to work with the Bicycle Pedestrian Committee, the Police Department, School District and members of the community to make our streets safer for all.
We ask for public cooperation as we work toward a safer community. For any suggestions you may have, please write to the Board of Trustees: boardoftrustees@crotononhudson-ny.gov

Brian Pugh
Brian Pugh

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