Safe Communities is a program under the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The goal is to work with local groups and law enforcement to reduce traffic fatalities.
The Morrow County Safe Communities Coalition includes representatives from the Morrow County Sheriffs Department, Morrow County Engineers Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Safe Communities Coalition has seven initiatives that serve to advance projects in specific traffic safety areas. Safe Communities Coalition Initiatives include:
• Traffic Fatalities - all fatal crashes occurring in Morrow County are reviewed. Countermeasure recommendations are developed to prevent future crashes of a similar manner.
•Impaired Driving – works to prevent motorists from driving distracted or alcohol impaired through innovative programs, awareness campaigns, education and enforcement.
•Motorcycle Safety - increase awareness of motorcycle safety issues among motorcyclists and general motorists through education, awareness campaigns, and promotion
•Safety Belt committee- gathers safety belt use data and improves the county safety belt use rate through awareness campaigns, events, education and policy.
• Amish - identify and address traffic safety concerns unique to the local Amish population through community assessments, awareness campaigns, education and training.
•Teen Driving Initiatives - works with the Youth Safety Council to increase safety belt use, prevent impaired driving and develop safe driving habits in teens through peer led education programs, policy changes and parental involvement campaigns.
Contact us at:
Morrow County Safe Communities
Vicki Allen, RN, Coordinator
Morrow County Health Department
619 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Phone 419-947-1545 x 323
Funding for Safe Communities: Morrow County Safe Communities is a program of the Morrow County Health Department. Safe Communities receives funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.