TMA Bucks announced today it has assumed management of the Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program as of October 1.
The Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program, funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will work with law enforcement, local businesses, schools, and the community to reduce the number of annual highway deaths in Bucks County.
The program will target demographics with statistically higher numbers of traffic-related fatalities including teens and senior citizens and specific behaviors that contribute to higher crash rates such as aggressive driving, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.
“TMA Bucks is excited to manage this important and life-saving program in Bucks County,” said TMA Bucks executive director Bill Brady. “Our organization has always been committed to providing leadership on highway safety issues in the county and this program will assist us in having the resources to reach more of the community.”
TMA Bucks has been a leading advocate in teen driver safety through its Bucks County High School Seatbelt Safety Challenge & Video PSA Challenge, which is gearing up for its seventh year. The TMA has also provided all Bucks County high schools and colleges with “No Texting While Driving” signs that schools placed at parking lot exits to remind student drivers of Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law that went into effect in 2012. These and other safety-related activities will now be managed by its Community Traffic Safety Program.
The Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program will remain headquartered at the Emergency Services Training Center at 1760 South Easton Road in Doylestown and can be reached at 215-343-4264.
TMA Bucks is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit transportation management association designed to promote and coordinate travel demand management strategies to reduce peak-hour traffic congestion and serve as a clearinghouse for transportation policies and programs throughout Bucks County. The TMA is membership supported and businesses can learn more about the benefits of membership at tmabucks.com.