Officials with the City of Asheville are hoping to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Asheville has the highest pedestrian accident rate in the State of North Carolina. The city will be releasing a public safety campaign called “Watch for Me” next week. A spokesperson from the Ashville Police Department reports that this initiative is all about trying to decrease fatal and injury-causing accidents.
The safety campaign will kick off at Pack Square Park on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 on National Night Out. Local law enforcement officials will be stepping up efforts to catch offenders too.