- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

PROVO, Utah (AP) - New data show Provo is one of the largest cities in the country to have no traffic fatalities in at least one full calendar year.

The Provo Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Nl9UU9 ) that during 2011, Provo had no road fatalities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists or motorists.

The data comes from “Vision Zero,” a campaign piloted by a German safety company to promote fewer road fatalities. Other large cities to match Provo’s number are Lakewood, Washington; Ann Arbor, Michigan; El Monte, California; and Fargo, North Dakota.

The company, DEKRA, compiled national data to create a map showing cities that have achieved the Vision Zero goal. The data show that 115 towns and cities with a population of more than 50,000 achieved Vision Zero at least once between 2009 and 2013.


This story has been corrected to show Provo is one of the largest cities in the country to have zero traffic fatalities, instead of one of the largest in the county.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com

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