Fatal traffic crashes in the Lake Havasu Region are twice more likely to involve impaired drivers, pedestrians, elderly drivers or bicyclist as compared to the Arizona average. In the past 10 years, the Region has had 6,275 crashes of which 30 resulted in fatalities and 694 caused serious injuries.
To reverse this trend, the Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization (LHMPO) has adopted a goal of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes by 3 to 7 percent in the next 5 years.
"We can't meet this goal without support from the community. We need to increase awareness and work together to change driver behavior through education and enforcement," said Jean Knight, Manager, LHMPO.
A public meeting to seek the community’s ideas will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5-7 p.m. at the Lake Havasu City Aquatics Center, 100 Park Avenue, LHC, 86403, Relics & Rods Hall. Presentation will begin at 5:30 pm.
Key findings of the transportation safety plan and seven potential safety improvement projects will be presented. After the presentation, residents will be asked to help brainstorm ideas to create awareness and change driver behaviors.
The transportation safety plan is being conducted by the Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization (LHMPO), which is responsible for transportation policy and planning for the region.
For questions about the study, contact Jean Knight at (928) 453-2824 or KnightJ@lhcaz.gov. For meeting materials in an alternate format or sign language interpretation at the meeting please contact Albert Granillo at email@example.com or (623) 362-1597 x 101 by August 1.