Craig Bryson, Oakland County, Newsradio discussed on 24 Hour News
Tried towards when it's time to go home. Newsradio nine fifty. The road commission for Oakland County reports nearly twenty percent drop in fatalities on the roads. It maintains in two thousand eighteen compared to twenty seventeen spokesman Craig Bryson talked with WW Jay's Mike Campbell. Well, once again for the third straight year, we've seen a we saw a drop in the number of fatalities on roads under our jurisdiction in two thousand eighteen which safety being our top priority. That's always our biggest goal, and we were very pleased to see those numbers. Obviously you guys play a huge part in that. But showed you the drivers. And some of those fatalities weren't weren't your fault. Absolutely. And and you know, there there are many factors that go into these numbers. Certainly we think we play one significant role. But obviously there are other elements as well driver awareness driver behavior. Certainly a big factor is vehicle safety certainly a factor as well. But there are things that we can do on the roads that we know. Help to reduce the likelihood of fatal eastern. Those are our top priorities things that you did or are doing that are making a difference Kerr. Lots of things I mean, first of all everything we do is dictated by safety. So whether it's routine maintenance to road project, selection, and design safety is the primary guiding factor that leads all those decisions, so it's all related to safety. But then there are some very specific things. For example, we have continued to build roundabouts here in the last five years, we've built a six additional roundabouts were up to twenty five total roundabouts now and those the the data's just undeniable. We haven't had a fatality in any of our roundabouts in twenty years that we've we've had roundabouts the number of serious injury accidents is significantly down in roundabout intersections as compared to signalise intersections. So you know, they. Work. They save lives. They they prevent serious injuries. That's helping a lot smaller things like making the stripes on the side of the road wider. So they're more visible. So hopefully, help people prevent them from going off the edge of the road. If there a wider line, even when they're snow on the ground. It's more likely some of that line will be visible. Or as the lines begin to degrade over time, the white or the are there. The more Pete there is on the road. The the more likely there's some of it likely to stay there for a longer period of time that Israel commission for Oakland County spokesman Craig Bryson with WW..