Alachua County and Gainesville Commissions vote unanimously to declare a “traffic violence crisis”

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:09 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Commission and the Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously in declaring a “traffic violence crisis.”

This comes after several pedestrian accidents occurred in the last month, including the death of a 5-year-old in Alachua.

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In their motion, both commissions agreed on a targeting campaign in educating drivers on pedestrian safety.

The county commission’s motion was similar to the cities’ but with the added motion of sending a letter to the Alachua County sheriff to ask him to participate in enforcement discussions with Gainesville Police Department officials.

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