Tahlequah Daily Press
June 20, 2012
By JOSH NEWTON, Staff Writer
TAHLEQUAH — Agencies participating in the Cherokee County safety corridor program say reflective signs posted along the area’s most dangerous highways are causing drivers to change their driving habits.
The program kicked off about a month ago, and is set to run throughout the summer. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. George Brown said troopers have increased their manpower locally to three per shift along the corridors during high-traffic periods.
“Since the safety corridors were set up, we have had one single fatality,” within the corridor, Brown said.
That crashed occurred on State Highway 82 north of Tahlequah, just inside the so-called safety corridor. The driver of the vehicle struck a tree, Brown said... FULL ARTICLE
Wed, June 20, 2012
by John Cox