AAA recognizes Fulton for traffic safety success

The City of Fulton received AAA’s Platinum Community Traffic Safety Program Award last week. From left are Lt. Jason Delano, Mayor Ronald Woodward, Chief Orlo Green, and AAA Assistant Vice President John Sansone.

The City of Fulton received AAA’s Platinum Community Traffic Safety Program Award last week. From left are Lt. Jason Delano, Mayor Ronald Woodward, Chief Orlo Green, and AAA Assistant Vice President John Sansone.

AAA Western and Central New York recognized the Fulton Police Department for its continued success in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program.

AAA’s Platinum Award was presented to Police Chief Orlo Green, Lieutenant Jason Delano and Mayor Ronald Woodward last in Fulton.

AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program is an awards and recognition program for communities of all sizes nationwide that identify and address their local traffic safety issues.

The program considers basic crash statistics, presence of a traffic safety leadership group, programs, projects, and their effectiveness. The awards progress from Honorable Mention to Bronze, Silver, Gold, and to the highest level, Platinum.

Fulton received a Platinum Award, given to communities that not only demonstrate outstanding success in addressing local traffic safety issues, but show a clear trend of improvement over five years and/or provide data that is substantially better than the statewide data for communities of similar size.

Fulton has participated in the program for 11 years and is the recipient of five Platinum and six Gold Awards.

“AAA is pleased to recognize the great efforts that make our communities safer, and we applaud the leadership that advances the cause of traffic safety,” said Wally Smith, vice president of AAA Western and Central New York. “Fulton’s Platinum achievement is evidence of their commitment to traffic safety success.”

Fulton demonstrated success with programs and projects addressing drunk and impaired driving; aggressive, unsafe and distracted driving behaviors; speeding; occupant protection and child passenger safety; school bus and school zone safety; pedestrian and bicycle safety; and computerized mapping of motor vehicle accidents to identify problem areas and improve safety.

Additionally, Fulton met the criteria for Platinum with their statistics for vehicle occupant fatalities and seat belt usage.

Only nine communities in New York State received Platinum honors: Brockport, Camillus, Fulton, Liverpool, Manlius, New York City, Old Westbury, Tuckahoe, and White Plains.

Participation in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program is open to communities of all sizes nationwide.

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