Williams County Safe Communities

 

Williams County Safe Communities mission is to help save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways through leadership and partnering efforts with public safety agencies and community members.

Traffic crash injuries are one of the most overlooked public health problems today.  Williams County Safe Communities is actively involved promoting traffic safety awareness and education to help create a safer, healthier community.

The Williams County Safe Communities Coalition works to reduce traffic problems through major initiatives and projects focused on seat belt usage, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, coalition involvement and fatal data review.

Williams County Safe Communities receives federal funds administered through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP)/ Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) to be used for traffic safety awareness and education.

Williams County Safe Communities Coalition:

  • Works with public safety agencies, the media, community groups and local schools to provide educational information to the public about safe driving behavior.
  • Works with local law enforcement and public safety personnel to provide accurate and timely data on traffic crashes in Williams County in the effort to help target areas where counter-measures can help reduce traffic crashes.
  • Works with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.gov) to assure that traffic safety information is disseminated widely and that there is opportunity for input at all levels.

Williams County Safe Communities welcomes any community member to join our coalition to help us in our efforts to help create a safer community together.  Contact the Williams County Health Department 419-485-3141, ext. 128 or email peg.buda@williamscountyhealth.org