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Traffic Safety Campaign Pushes Sidewalk Projects and Pedestrian Safety

An affluent suburb located north of Atlanta is asking pedestrians to play a role in traffic safety.
August 12, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of Dunwoody in Dekalb County, Georgia, "wants both pedestrians and drivers to be more aware of the rules of the road," reports J.D. Capelouto.

The city is launching a new safety campaign called "See and Be Seen: We're All Responsible." The campaign "will include videos, ads, a special website and social media posts aimed at changing drivers’ behaviors and educating pedestrians," according to Capelouto.

The city has made a concerted effort to enforce its hands-free traffic law, issuing 1,150 citations to scofflaws since the law went into effect a little over a year ago. Still, continued close calls and crashes have inspired the city to put more of the onus on pedestrians in the traffic safety mix.

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Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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