Brattleboro Seeks Road Safety After 9 Pedestrians Hit

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Officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the town of Brattleboro are looking for ways to improve pedestrian safety after at least nine people were hit by cars in the last eight months. Three of the victims died.

Members of the town’s Traffic Safety Committee met last week with officials from the state agency.

Town officials are able to make changes along roads maintained by the town, but many of the accidents have occurred along state highways. So the state will have to approve changes on Routes 5, 30 or 9, some of the busiest roads in the community.

Town Manager Barbra Sondag told the Brattleboro Reformer nothing has changed in the community and officials are trying to learn what has caused the pedestrian crashes.

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