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The Village of has won a Gold Award for efforts during 2020 in AAA Northeast’s Community Traffic Safety Awards Program, Director of Public & Government Affairs, John Corlett announced. AAA has long recognized communities that make outstanding efforts to make the region’s roads safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a difficult year to maintain many of the traditional traffic safety efforts typically conducted. However, the Village was cited for continuing and adjusting its many traffic safety efforts for 2020 including completing the pilot Main Street Bump Out initiative to promote safer crossings for pedestrians. Not surprising, the Village also was recognized for having 55 consecutive years with zero pedestrian fatalities. Additionally, the Village continued conducting child car seat inspections/installations, seat belt enforcement check points, and participated in a wide variety of enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Stop DWI. All of these efforts have led to improved traffic safety for all. Congratulations to the Village of Irvington and the many communities participating in this prestigious annual awards program.