Safe Communities Coalition concept was developed by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is a program that promotes injury prevention
activities at the local level to solve local highway and traffic safety and
other injury problems. Safe Communities Coalition of Pitt County was initially
funded by NHTSA in 1996 for three years. It was one of the original four
demonstration projects in the country.
When the demonstration project was completed Coalition members decided to
continue injury prevention efforts in the community. In 2000 Safe Communities
of Pitt County incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Since that time, the
Coalition has had a strong presence in the community and promoted and supported
many injury prevention efforts and interventions.
The goals of the Coalition are to identify problems, develop, implement and
evaluate interventions to make travel safer in Pitt County. The Coalition is a
comprehensive and community-based group with representation from citizens, law
enforcement, public health, medical, injury prevention, education, business,
civic and service groups, public work offices, and traffic safety advocates.
These members provide program input, direction, and involvement to develop solid
support for the Coalition’s life saving injury prevention strategies.
Anyone is invited to join our Safe Communities Coalition. We meet the
first Wednesday of each month (excluding July and December) at 3:45 pm.
For more information contact Jennifer Smith 252-847-8668 or click here.