Meeting targets Hendry County traffic safety

The Hendry County Traffic Safety meeting of Nov. 1 reported that there were no fatalities by car crashes in the month of September. Compared with 2017, the number of fatalities for the entire year went up from eight in 2017 to 11 in 2018. The
number of crashes is down, but the total fatalities went up compared to last year. Law enforcement will have all hands on deck for Thanksgiving and the days around the holiday. Because it is the busiest travel-holiday of the year, they will pay closer attention to speeding, if people are wearing their sea belts and everything else traffic-related.

One of the continuing issues is the drainage problem in Clewiston on U.S. 27/ Ventura Evacuation Route, Olympia to San Pedro. Whenever there are heavy rains, the water doesn’t drain properly and will come up to the sidewalks sometimes as bad as going into the businesses on that street. The drainage systems have been vacuumed out two months ago but the problem keeps occurring.

There was also a crash in LaBelle. A 9-year old boy on his bike was hit by a vehicle. The brakes of the kid’s bike apparently were not in working order.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the Red Bus will stop by the Firehouse Community Theater for blood donors, and all donors will receive a wellness check-up.

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