Safe Communities is a data-driven initiative to save lives and reduce injuries through collaboration among state, county, and local partners.
Save lives and reduce injuries on Ohio’s roads through leadership and partnering efforts with others interested in traffic safety, utilizing the most innovative and efficient methods possible of managing state and federal resources.
The goals of Safe Communities include:
Increase seat belt use and awareness
Increase impaired driving awareness
Increase motorcycle safety awareness
Traffic fatality review
TRAFFIC FATALITY REVIEW BOARD
The Traffic Fatality Review Board is comprised of local public health officials, first responders, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers, Ohio Department of Transportation officials, regional planning officials, and civil engineers. The goal of the Traffic Fatality Review Board is to review the circumstances of each traffic fatality that occurs in Erie County and to determine the factors contributing to the fatality. Recommendations are made by the Board to improve safety and prevent further traffic fatalities.
The responsibilities of the coalition are to provide education, promotion, prevention, and enforcement of safe driving practices through marketing, safe driving competitions, and community outreach events.