DRIVE SAFE THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE
Written by admin on December 31, 2018
Fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways are down in 2018, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol are working to get the word out to drivers to finish out the year safely.
Bill Panos, WYDOT director, extended a Happy New Year wish to residents, but added that in order to improve safety on Wyoming’s roadways, drivers out celebrating tonight are urged to wear seatbelts, designate a driver, take a cab or use a ride service, if needed.
While WYDOT needs cooperation from the public to continue to improve safety on the state’s roadways, it will continue efforts to provide a safe and efficient transportation system.
Construction projects to address safety issues and improve traffic flow have recently been approved by the Wyoming Transportation Commission. Additionally, the department and WHP will continue efforts to partner with local, county and neighboring states’ law enforcement in efforts to improve highway safety.
The department is also partnering on a pilot program to test the safety benefits of connected vehicles, a system that pushes near real-time road and travel data to vehicles traveling Interstate 80.