Comprehensive Safety Action Plan
In December 2022, Cobb County began work to develop a Safety Action Plan. This includes establishing a committee to oversee the Action Plan, analysis of existing conditions and historical trends that provide a baseline understanding of fatal and serious injury crashes, outreach and engagement of key stakeholders and community members, consideration of equity and policy implications, and development of a set of projects and strategies to address safety issues and concerns.
Key tasks in this process include:
- Existing Conditions and Historical Crash Data Assessment
- Stakeholder Engagement and Community Outreach
- Equity and Inclusion Assessment
- Policy Review and Analysis
- Recommendations and Implementation Plan
The recently established Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program approved as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, includes funding to help reduce roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funding can be used to:
- Develop or update a comprehensive safety action plan
- Conduct planning, design, and development activities in support of a safety action plan
- Carry out projects and strategies identified in a safety action plan
Two types of grants are available: Planning & Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants. The Safety Action Plan will be developed compliant with the SS4A program in order to be eligible for future implementation project funding for the recommendations in the Plan. For more information about the SS4A program, please click here.
The Comprehensive Safety Action Plan is now complete.
The Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (SAP) identifies systemic and location-specific safety needs and a range of strategies for addressing these needs through a combination of infrastructure improvements, policies, and strategies and supports the safety objectives included in the Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Safety Strategy and the adopted CobbForward Comprehensive Transportation Plan 2050. The Comprehensive Safety Action Plan include a safety goal of zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries as a result crashes on public roads in Cobb County and a five percent annual reduction target for all safety performance measures to achieve significant declines.
Comments or Questions?
The information below is provided to assist drivers in navigating our transportation system safely.
Flashing Yellow Arrow
A flashing yellow arrow is part of a new signal display system that more clearly indicates to drivers when they must yield before making a left turn across traffic.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where traffic flows around a center island. Roundabouts enhance safety, are more efficient and have a higher traffic capacity. Cobb County has six roundabout projects.
Diverging Diamond Interchange
While a Diverging Diamond Interchange, like the one at Windy Hill and I-75, may seem complicated, this new type of intersection design increases capacity, decreases congestion, and enhances safety. Click on one of the resources below to learn more.
This video provides useful information on how drivers should navigate a roundabout.
Here are some more pedestrian tips to ensure that you stay safe when crossing the road!
What can I do to minimize distractions as a pedestrian?
- Always pay attention.
- Remove headphones and put away cell phones and other electronic devices when crossing the street
What do pedestrians need to know about crossing safely?
- Look BOTH WAYS before crossing
- Always use crosswalks and pedestrian-activated signals when they are available
- Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the street
- Walk on the sidewalk when available or walk off the road, facing traffic
- Watch for vehicles backing up in driveways or parking lots (Just because you see them does not mean they see you!)
- Children can be unpredictable; make sure that you have young children close by your side when crossing the road (It may be difficult for drivers to see smaller children)
It is also important for drivers to be aware!
- Drivers be aware of pedestrians at marked and unmarked crossings
- Slow down!
Not sure when to cross the road?
Pay attention to these crosswalk signals to help you safely cross the road.
The pedestrian signal of a figure highlighted in white is the walk signal and it means it is safe to cross the road.
Look both ways before crossing. Watch for turning and oncoming cars.
A flashing hand means do not start crossing but continue to cross if you are already in the crosswalk.
The time remaining will count down to let you know how many seconds are left for you to finish crossing the road.
The solid yellow hand means WAIT.
It is NOT safe to cross the road.
This animated short that highlights what to do and what not to do when traveling as a pedestrian. This video represents a collaborative effort between Cobb DOT, the Cobb County Safety Village; Safe Kids Cobb County, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, and Mock, The Agency,