Sign campaign results in fewer wrecks, says National Park Service

FROM BLUERIDGENOW.COM (Hendersonville Times-News)
An aggressive signage campaign has drastically reduced the number of wrecks along the Blue Ridge Parkway over the last 10 years, the National Park Service reports, making a leisurely drive along the National Park Service’s most-visited attraction a far safer experience.

Signs warning drivers of possible hazards were placed along the Parkway, which draws 20 million visitors annually, beginning in 2002….

In 2001, a traffic study was initiated to determine the number of motor vehicle accidents along the Parkway during a five-year period, after a year that saw 450 wrecks on the Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, according to Stinnett.

In 2011, the Parkway saw about 250 wrecks in the two states….


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