The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of March there were two traffic deaths in Richland County.
There have been two traffic-related fatalities through the first three months.
According to the Federal Highway Administration’s comprehensive costs for traffic fatalities*, each fatality has a comprehensive cost of $1.4 million associated with it. The two fatalities cost Richland County $2.8 million.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition and Richland Public Health are reminding people that driving is a full-time task that requires all of your attention. More information on distracted driving is available at www.richlandhealth.org and www.distraction.gov.