Planners and law enforcement officers in Davidson have been recognized for their work in traffic safety by the American Automobile Association Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety. The group named the town a winner in its 2015 North Carolina Traffic Safe Communities award program.
“Since Davidson is a pedestrian- and bike-friendly community, we strive to enforce the speed limit all around town,” said Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller. “We have a speed limit of 25 mph in our downtown area, have several citizen education programs on road safety, and are currently a Watch for Me NC participant, so the safety of all of our citizens on our roads is of high importance to us – we are honored to have been recognized for our efforts.”
AAA Traffic Safe Communities are selected based on crash statistics, the number of law enforcement officers per capita, and the presence of a formal traffic safety program and/or the existence of a special traffic division. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte provided the statistical analysis and winners were chosen for communities under 10,000 in population; those with 10,000 to 30,000 residents; and towns and cities with more than 30,000 in population.
Davidson was one of 15 localities recognized for leadership efforts made in traffic safety.