Safe Communities was introduced to Ohio in December 1996 as a conceptual strategy for comprehensive traffic injury control at the local level. The goal of the Safe Communities Coalition is to reduce the number of traffic-related motor vehicle deaths in Lake and Geauga counties by increasing seat belt usage, increasing motorcycle safety awareness, and reducing distracted and impaired driving. The Coalition conducts campaigns and events locally to create awareness and promote traffic safety. The Coalition also participates in national campaigns including “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The Fatal Traffic Review Board is responsible for reviewing all fatal crashes occurring in Lake and Geauga counties to identify trends and recommend countermeasures to reduce preventable crashes.

For more information, please contact:

Lake County – Haley Russo
Safe Communities Coordinator
Phone: (440) 350-2844
Email: hrusso@lcghd.org

Geauga County – Jessica McCarthy
Safe Communities Coordinator
Phone: (440) 350-2875
Email: jmccarthy@lcghd.org