A report says the pedestrian death rate in Georgia is 25 percent higher than the overall U.S. rate.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Peachtree Corners residents spend a lot of time riding bikes, jogging and walking in their neighborhoods. But did you know that overall, Georgia is a dangerous state for pedestrians? Since 2001, the number of pedestrians killed rose each year through 2010, the Morris News Service has reported based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. In 2010, 168 people were killed while walking, up from 146 in 2001. The 2001 total accounted for 9 percent of Georgia's roadway deaths. In 2010, pedestrians made up 13.5 percent of the state's fatality total. Things don't seem to be getting any better. In Metro Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, 82 pedestrians had been killed by mid-August, compared with 63 through the same …
Student OK, but school principal reminds everyone of the importance of safety.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday morning a Norcross High School student was crossing Medlock Bridge Road outside of the designated crosswalk area and was struck by a car. Fortunately the student suffered only minor injuries and was able to attend class after being checked by medical personnel according to an email message from the school's principal, Jonathan Patterson. Patterson used the incident to reiterate the need for students to always be mindful of the traffic on both Medlock Bridge Road and Spalding Drive. "These are very busy times of the day around our school. Traffic is heavy and, in the morning, it is very dark," wrote Patterson in his message. "It is important for our students to stay in the crosswalks and to avoid darting in and out of traffic. "…