Making sure that Lake County roads, bridges and bike paths are safe for the traveling public is the top priority of the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT), local government agencies and police departments. Together we have formed a multi-jurisdictional Safety Task Force to look for opportunities to enhance safety for Lake County residents.
The Safety Task Force consists of local officials, engineers, law enforcement officials, and advocacy groups who can look at high crash areas, and driver behavior, from different professional standpoints.
The engineers can look at a location and determine
if there are signage, lighting, or other changes that can be implemented to make it safer, while police officers can look at the same location and determine if there are traffic safety enforcement strategies that
can be implemented to address the issue.
Public education and outreach is another key factor in this effort to keep safety in the minds of all road users.
As a road user, whether you are in a vehicle, on a bike, or walking or running along the sidewalk or bike path, there are decisions you make and actions you take that have an impact on the safety of everyone around you.
Representatives from the Safety Task Force are willing to come and speak to your friends, coworkers, schools, and groups.