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Slow Down Pledge
The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is initiating a Pledge to Slow Down Campaign. Speed is a major factor that contributes to motor vehicle crashes, severe injuries and traffic fatalities. With the help of the community, Their goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to get thousands of Polk County residents to pledge to slow down.
When a driver reduces their speed, they are more aware of their surroundings and have more time to react and stop for other vehicles, bicyclists and walkers. Traveling at a slower speed also can greatly reduce the chances of injury or death. The high number of traffic fatalities including pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in Polk highlight the need to build awareness of this important issue.
The official campaign kick-off event will be held at the TPO Board Meeting on June 8, with a proclamation declaring June as Slow Down Month.
Polk Vision and The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team encourages everyone to take their own pledge, and hope this initiative will spread far beyond Polk County.
Take the Pledge at: http://polktpo.com/pledge-to-slow-down
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