As we approach the Independence Day holiday, it’s a good time to talk about safety. I had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual PDOT Safety Summit earlier this week. It’s a great event where citizens can interact with PDOT staff and other agencies to brainstorm how to make life safer out on the streets.
But today I want to celebrate our successes in this area. Here are a few slides from the opening presentation demonstrating that it is in fact getting safer out there.
I’d particularly like to point out that on a trip-by-trip basis, it’s safer to walk or bike than drive! I know someone will point that it’s probably not so on a mile-by-mile basis, but hey, that’s just one more reason to organize your life so you can take shorter and less auto-dependent trips for your daily needs.
Enjoy the 4th and be safe.