Crash Numbers Down in Cheyenne
The Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization says statistics over the last ten years show a decline in crashes.
"If you look at the five year averages over the last ten years, the numbers seem to be going down," said Senior Transportation Planner Sreyoshi Chakraborty.
Chakraborty says some really good community efforts have been made over the past five years to help bring numbers down.
"We had the cell phone ban and then we had things like installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons for pedestrians, roundabouts, flashing yellow arrows at intersections and then variable speed signs on Interstates, so all of these contribute to safety," said Chakraborty.
The Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization's goal is to reduce crashes by 10% by 2020.
"We need to go down to 406 total crashes a year and we're at 421 right now," said Chakraborty. "So we're getting close, but we still need to go down a little bit."