Greenville roads becoming safer for drivers

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) The city of Greenville is no longer the top spot in the state for crashes. It has improved and is now designated as number five.

The improvements have been recognized as the Greenville Traffic Safety Task Force has been awarded the 2019 Collaboration Award from the Governors Highway Safety Program.

The award recognizes the collaborative accomplishments and strategies the task force has implemented over the past year in an effort to decrease the number of crashes in Greenville.

The key partners on the task force are GPD, Greenville, NC Public Works, Vidant Medical Center, Vidant PD, Vidant Injury Prevention, East Carolina University Police Department, and the NCDOT.

Officials say while there is still a long way to go, they are pleased to see Greenville moving in the right direction.