Do you know how many pedestrian fatalities have occurred in your town in the past year? How about the last six years? In Auburn, Massachusetts, precisely zero pedestrian deaths have taken place over that timespan. The effort has been sufficient to receive recognition from AAA, who has bestowed the Auburn Police Department with a Pedestrian Safety Citation. An officer with the department credits in part the installation of a traffic officer whose duty it is to speak with residents to learn about what safety concerns they may have. The police have also instituted safety checks around schools and have responded to citizen queries, such as attempting to slow vehicles down if they get a report of speeding.
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