CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 26, 2018) – AAA Carolinas applauds the efforts of Carolina Beach to make its crosswalks safer for pedestrians.
Due to climbing pedestrian fatalities and close calls in the area, Carolina Beach officials are working to install flashing lights at some of the town’s busiest crosswalks. According to Star News, there have been 21 pedestrian fatalities in town since 2007.
This is a growing trend in the Carolinas. So far in 2018, there have been 92 pedestrian fatalities across North Carolina – which is already up from 2017’s 89 and its only July.
The need for safer intersections is great everywhere, but especially in towns like Carolina Beach where there is an influx of tourists during the summer period who are all new to the roads.
“Hopefully motorists will adhere to the flashing lights and slow down through intersections,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety President. “AAA applauds Mayor Joe Benson’s efforts to help make it safer for pedestrians and motorists.”
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