Concerned about a rash of pedestrian accidents, officials with the city of Eureka are attempting to lock down funding for a safety campaign. Officials point to California Office of Traffic Safety statistics which suggest that, given its size, Eureka has the highest bicycle and pedestrian injurious and fatal crash rates in the entire state. If grant money can be obtained, the city will hire a consultant whose duty it will be to put together a campaign that seeks to spread awareness and cut down on accidents throughout the city. Such an initiative has drawn the support of the local police department and a councilwoman on the Transportation Safety Commission.
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