The District 5-0 Community Traffic Safety Project (CTSP) is a federally funded grant program through the PA Department of Transportation with the County of Carbon and the Highway Safety Network. The project goal is to raise public awareness about highway safety issues in the PennDOT District 5-0 counties of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Schuylkill through education, targeted enforcement campaigns and judicial support.
This grant is comprised of 2 full-time and one part-time coordinators. The grant area is very diverse. The area includes the 3rd and 5th most populated cities in Pennsylvania with Allentown and Reading. It also includes very rural and less populated areas. This diversity does make an impact on the Safety Focus Areas. The top three focus areas in the district are Seat Belt Usage, Impaired Driving and Older Driver. Highly populated areas have Pedestrian Safety as another targeted Safety Focus Area. Some of the other topics include but are not limited to Commercial Motor Vehicle, Distracted Driving, and Teen Drivers.
The Community Traffic Safety Project Coordinators are resources within their communities promoting traffic safety. They work closely with media outlets, law enforcement and government agencies, educational institutions, and community groups. The shared goal we are all working toward is Zero; Zero traffic crashes and Zero traffic fatalities. Spreading the message of the importance of safety when traveling in Pennsylvania is what will help us get to Zero. If you have a specific traffic safety need, we have an accompanying message that we would love to promote. We are available for presentations, program development, trainings, materials, media coordination and more.