MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Safe Communities of Wright County (SCWC) is working to change the odds of crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities. Safe Communities of Wright County wants drivers to know traffic crashes are not “accidents.” An accident is defined as chance, luck, or fortune. Crashes are predictable and preventable. When a driver is not paying attention and runs off the road, that is not an accident. When a driver is going too fast for conditions and runs into the car in front of it, unable to stop before hitting that car, that is not an accident. When a person stops off after work for three, four, or more drinks then drives home, it is not an accident when he crosses over into oncoming traffic.

Safe Communities has created or participated in several programs to help prevent vehicle accidents. Explore the programs, listed in the navigation above, about how you can put them into use in your community.

What can I do?

What can I do?

WEAR A SEAT BELT :
Seat belts save lives. Every person should buckle up in every seat every time.

DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT :
Drive safe, drive smart, and drive the speed limit.

CONCENTRATE ON DRIVING :
Crashes aren't accidents. Pay attention always!

DRIVE SOBER :
Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Impairment begins with the first drink. Never drive drunk or get into a vehicle with a drunk driver!