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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 14

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  • Text: August 25, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta | City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: Regarding the letter from Mr. Edmund W. Hughes, Managing Director of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council, dated August 10, 1967, seeking "to determine whether the City will be willing to pursue this matter and seek to have the State make this federal money available", we have the following report. We strongly recommend that the City of Atlanta do everything within its power (financially and politically) to cooperate with and participate in the newly initiated program of the Bureau of Public Reads, which is called Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety (termed the “TOPICS” program). Immediately after receiving your memorandum on August 22, 1967, we again thoroughly reviewed the statue of this type of program in the Atlanta area with the Bureau of Public Roads people and the State Highway Department people to make certain that we ware up to date regarding their thinking. The Bureau of Public Reads people are very anxious fer a city like Atlanta to set up projects under this program. They are also very anxious for the State of Georgia to participate in the program. All federal funds under this TOPICS program are available only through the Georgia State Highway Department. At this time, the Georgia State Highway Department has a firm policy against spending any of their funds for this purpose in Atlanta er any other cities in the State. We, of course, believe that this policy should, can, and will be changed. As mentioned above, we believe that the City of Atlanta should welcome assistance from the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council and any other citizen group towards the end of having this policy changed. Before any federal-aid system submittal or program to effect traffic operation improvements on Atlanta streete can be approved, it must be supported by a compre- hensive area wide plan for traffic operation improvements, including a program far implementing a significant portion of the plan within five years. The tremen- dous amount of work necessary to make the basic street and traffie inventories and to develop the plan may be financed with money that also could be made avail- able by the State Highway Department. In addition, the actual designe for traffic operation improvements can also be programmed as preliminary engineering jobs, and a portion or all of this work ean be financed with federal aid money which is currently coming to or is available to the Georgia State Highway Department. Since the plan or any submission must be based on an area wide inventory and an analysis of all elements related to the plan for ail streets and highways on a federal aid system in the area, we have been exploring ways and means of producing The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 25, 1967 Page Two such an inventory and plan in preparation for setting up specific projects to submit at such time as the State's policy may be changed. Since the State Highway Department has a firm policy against participating in this TOPICS program, we have been unable to obtain much information and only a few opinions from State Highway Department persennel. The Bureau of Public Roads people, however, have been very specific in their insistence that an area wide plan must include as a minimum all of the area within the Cireumferential Freeway (1-285) and probably neede to extend over a larger area. This immediately brings up the difficulties and probably the impracticality of the City of Atlanta under- teking to finance ‘such a study without any outside help. Also, the study tends “to parallel the present continuing coordinated comprehensive traffic planning study, which is under way in compliance with the 1962 Federal Aid Highway Act. However, the area wide plan for traffic operation improvements is a more detailed and specific type of study than the study under way in compliance with the 1962 Federal Aid Highway Act. It is our opinion that it is impractical for any single governmental agency in the Atlanta area (such aw the City of Atlanta) to undertake by itself the development of an area wide plan for traffic operation improvements. We have a very atrong feeling that this project should be undertaken and financed by the State Highway Department with the federal aid money available to them for purposes of this sort. Once this plan was developed and approved by the Bureau of Public Roads, specific traffic operation improvement projects (such as the ones that we currently carry on in our daily program in the City of Atlanta) could be set up and submitted fer federal aid money. This money, of course, coming to the State Highway Department and then on to the City of Atlanta. We have made a rough estimate that the area wide plan for traffic operation improvements could be completed by a consulting firm in a period of appreximately six months. We have not yet obtained an estimate of the cost from any censulting firm, but we are guessing that the cost might range from $50,000.00 upwarde to $200 ,000.00. Anticipating your concurrence with our recommendation that the City of Atlanta do everything within its power financtally and politically or influence-wise to cooperate with and participate in this TOPICS program, we are atranging to discuss in general terms the cost of such an area wide traffic operation improvement plan with some consulting firme. These explorations will be done without in any way committing the City ef Atlanta and simply for the purpose of determining a little more accurately exactly what kind of an expenditure might be necessary om the part A of the Georgia State lighway Department in order te get this program under way , in the City of Atlanta. It would, of course, be unwise for the City of Atlanta or anyone other than the Georgia State Highway Department to undertake to finance 4 such a study since the study would only be useful if the Georgia State Highway Department _ was agreeable to participating in the program. If the Georgia State Highway Department ie interested in participating in the program, the cost of the study would be a ’ comparatively minor item in the total outlay and, therefore, it should not be difficult . te get the Highway Department to take care of this particular cost. : The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 25, 1967 Page Three We hope that this report is clear and that it contains sufficient information to answer the questions that need answering at the present time. We have available a substantial amount of additional detailed information regarding the TOPICS program and we will be happy to discuss it with you in mere detail at any time that you desire. Sincerely, Karl A. Bevins KAB/cme ec: Mr. R. Earl Landers: Alderman Jack Summers
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 5

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  • Text: August 22, 1967 Mr. Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130, Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ed: Your letter of August 10, 1967, addressed to Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor, is being referred to Karl Bevins, Traffic Engineer. We have discussed this matter with Karl and he is somewhat familiar with the program known as "TOPICS", We are requesting him to make a further study of the program and to advise us as to what will be necessary for the City to participate in the program. We shall keep you advised. Sincerely, R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant REL:eo
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 9

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  • Text: ~) September 18, 1967 Mr. George Goodwin, President Atlanta Tzaffic and Safety Council 1130 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear George: As I have advised Ed Hughes, I regret that I cannot be at the annual meeting of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council due to a commitment to speak at lunch on the same date. I hope you will be able to bring Dr. Haddon by my office some time Thursday afternoon. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IASr/br i ii ene ee
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 15

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  • Text: August 21, 1967 Mr. Joseph A. Wyant Manager, Paper Division S. P. Richards Paper Company 1130 Bankhead Avenue, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Joe: Thank you for your letter of August 18th and for your support of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council. lam particularly pleased to learn about the school zone stickers which you have been supplying. With highest personal regards, I am Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAIxr/br CC: Mr. Ed Hughes
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 26

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  • Text: y/ -_ Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council's | Csotumrmselor An Accredited Chapter of the National Safety Council Vol. 6, No. 1 Atlanta, Georgia January, 1967 Atlanta’s mayor and other top city officials have vowed to cut the traffic death toll in half during 1967, after 1966 ended with an all-time high of 105 fatalities. A report to the mayor, prepared by the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council and presented just before the end of the year, summarized the traffic safety problems of the area and outlined specific proposals for improvement. An analysis of the types of traffic deaths which in- creased in 1966 prompted a call for law enforcement em- phasis in the types of violations leading to these deaths. Atlanta police are concentrating on the offenses of driv- ing under the influence, speeding, red-light and stop-sign violations. One of the main points of the report was the vital need for efforts to restore the right to use radar speed timing equipment to Atlanta area police. This requires legislative action, however, and cannot be put into effect immediately. The 1966 record of 105 traffic deaths in Atlanta ex- ceeded the previous record, set in 1965, by 20, and 1965 had gone over 84 for the first time in 30 years. Comparing Atlanta with the 31 major cities reporting to the National Safety Council, only one city shows a worse traffic death rate through November. TRAFFIC DEATHS CITY OF ATLANTA 1966 vs 1965 "APAL ‘au MAR MA a u The 1966 trend continued a steady upward climb, ‘ending the year with 105 deaths, 20 more thon the previous city traffic fatility record high. Ottficials Wage War on Traffic Violators Superintendent J. L. Moseley of the Atlanta Police Traffic Division points to special instructions on the blackboord seen by police as they answer daily roll call. Emphasis is being placed on violations which caused the major increases in 1966 traffic deaths. Charts and tables showing the 1966 problem areas and a list of the key recommendations for improvement appear elsewhere in this issue. Metro-wide Efforts Follow Atlanta Lead Enforcement emphasis and other ef- forts to reduce the traffic death toll in the metropolitan Atlanta area will fol- low the same pattern as those of the city. The AT&SC “Report to the Mayor” has been presented at meetings of METROPOL, the organization com- posed of police chiefs from the metro- politan area, and MACLOG, the Metropolitan Atlanta Council of Local Governments. Copies of the report have also been mailed to all area legislators. The problems of the city and the area are almost identical. Therefore, both organizations have vowed all-out campaigns along the lines announced for the City of Atlanta in an effort to stop the needless loss of lives. All concerned agencies within the metropolitan area are of the opinion that only a uniform joint effort can be successful. GEORGIA TRAFFIC DEATHS - 1950 through 1966 Mayor Calls for Strong Action Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., (C) presides over meeting of officials concerned with Atlanta’s traffic safety to receive Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council recommendations for improvement. Others (I to r) seated ot the table are Police Chief Herbert Jenkins, AT&SC President George Goodwin, AT&SC Vice-Pres. Bill Wainwright (not seen), AT&SC Managing Director Ed Hughes, and Police Superintendent J. L. Moseley. TRAFFIC DEATHS U. S. CITIES Over 350,000 Population Registered- Vehicle 11 Months Death Rate 1966 1966 1. Milwaukee . 53 1.9 2. Indianapolis . 56 1.9 3. Columbus ..... . 42 2.0 4. Pittsburgh . 42 2.1 5. Seattle, Wash. 0.000500. 71 2.3 6. Portland, Ore. ....ecccccesceneee 59 2.3 7. San Francisco .. 75 2.5 8. San Jose ... 45 2.5 9. Denver .... 75 2.6 10. Phoenix 71 2.8 11. Los Angeles jeiuindnaigiideainesiiseadrivesr SOD) 3.0 12. Washington, D. '€. 85 3.0 13. St. Louis groveenen 84 3.0 14. Philadelphia 17 3.1 “1950 $1 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 51 $2 63 68 63 65° 15. Cincinnati 67 3.1 16. - Louisville 60 3.1 Chart shows steady trend in state traffic death toll until 1962, when i7. Houston 155 3.2 legislative action took radar speed timing devices away from local en- 18. Baltimore 109 3.2 forcement agencies. The sharp increase since that time points up the 19: Saw AMGHIG . ken, <“S 3.2 one need for restoration of radar as an enforcement and life-saving 20. New York oo.ccccccccesscseee S41 3.3 tool. 21. Chicago 3.3 22. Memphis 3.3 23. Dallas ....... 3 3.5 Al : etter to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., accompanying the recent 24, Fort Worth ccs 69 3.5 report on traffic safety, outlined the following as the “key” recom- 25. Oakland 56 35 ty 26. Detroit iat Ste ee ” 216 36 mendations to reduce Atlanta’s traffic death rate: 27. Long Beach 56 3.5 1. Make every effort to secure right to use radar speed timers. 28. San Diego .. . 92 3.8 2. Use of radar by State Patrol in the city during interim. an Bouee RETR PIS HENNE © ef 3. Increase and improve police enforcement against speeding 31. Sauk Oveaks * 3 44 and driving under the influence, E pe a ee ‘ 4, Utilize special side-marked police cars in enforcement plan. ATLANTA TRAFFIC DEATHS 5. Flagrant traffic law violators causing accidents resulting in death should be charged with murder rather than man- . 957 - i 1966 slaughter. (Average Teor) 6. Increase number of traffic enforcement officers. No. Percentage No. Percentage 7. Strict court policies of license suspension for speeding and Padesiritan: ae 20S yl. 25 38 27 26 driving under the influence. Late Roadway pars : “ale 29 ” * 8. Establish an “accident prevention team” under Traffic ngle Collision .......... 7 Engineer. Collision With Fixed ‘Object . 4 6 7 6 9. Maj bie educati ; jor public education program to be undertaken by At- Head-on Across Center Line. 4 6 18 7 lanta Traffic and Safety Council for understanding and Rear End Collision .............. 3 5 4 4 support of report. Turning Collision ............0..... 3 5 3 3 10. Special : : BRCYCHE cectcecensyecce a 1 0 0 . Special emphasis to reach young drivers through schools. Passing Callision 0 0 1 1 11. Expand om or metropolitan area through Miscellaneous _......., 2 Z 6 6 ETROPOL and — _—— 12. Enactment by General Assembly of legislation in fields 66 100% 105 100% of drunk driving driver education and driver re-examination. NSC Presents First Home Safety Analysis The first National Safety Council analysis of Atlanta’s Home Safety In- ventory was presented at a recent meet- ing attended by those who submitted inventory question- naires and_ repre- sentatives of PTA organizations and women’s clubs. Richard E. Manu- ell, NSC Home Safe- ty Director, from Chicago, presented the analysis and made recommenda- Richard E. Manuell tions for improving the overall home safety picture. The meeting, called a “Can-Do-Did” luncheon, was presided over by Dean Dickens of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council. Governor Carl E. Sanders (C) buckled-up a seat belt to formally open the offices of the new Georgia Safety Council in the Hartford Building, Atlanta. In so doing he coupled together the ef- forts of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council and the new state Council, with Atlanta Presi- dent George Goodwin (L) and Georgia Council President Edgar J. Forio holding the ends of the symbolic safety belt. The Georgia Safety Council staff is headed by Ray Brokaw, Executive Vice-President, with Max Ulrich as Program Director. WOMENS COFS Puan ys Setting the theme for the Presidents’ Council as it enters a year of emphasis on safety, NSC President Howard Pyle was the principal speaker. With Mr. Pyle are: (I to r) Mrs. Elbert Anderson, President of Presidents’ Council; Dean Dickens, AT&SC Civic Affairs Director; and Mrs. Lucille 5. Huffman, AT&SC Vice-President. National Safety Act Guides Outlined State and local officials have been given guides to aid in complying with the National Traffic Safety Act of 1966. Among suggestions growing from a meeting of the Southern Re- gional Highway Safety Conference in New Orleans in December were: 1. Each state should establish an official coordinating body with state, local government and private sector representatives to guide the local state program. 2. State accident records must be improved, working toward an elec- tronic traffic safety data system. 3. Every state must institute motor vehicle inspection programs. 4, Driver license re-examination programs should be established in each state. 5. Each state should begin or ex- pand driver education programs in the schools, and programs of adult driver training should be expanded and placed under proper supervision. 6. Studies should be made of alco- hol involvement in traffic accidents, with states considering “implied con- sent” laws as remedies. 7, States should adopt uniform rules of the road. 8. Separate driver licenses should be established for motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc. The federal act provides matching funds to help states and local govern- ments meet standards of the act, and provides monetary penalties for those not meeting the standards. “Music For Modern Americans,” foatading Thurlow Shay and the Site lows, a professional musical reyue travelling the country under the spon- sorship of Chrysler Corporation, will present a unique Driver Education program for Atlanta area schools on February 23, 24 and 27. The group of 30 young talented performers incorporates a humorous safety song and skit and presents a method for safety-conscious teenage girls to rate their dates as to safe driving attitudes. Indianapolis racing veteran Chuck Stevenson will present a nationally ac- claimed Highway Safety Program for Atlanta area high school students in appearances from March 22 to April 19. The program, sponsored by Champion Spark Plug Company, is in its twelfth year and has ben pre- sented to over 10 million teen-agers throghout the United States. Stevenson’s basic message is one which draws comparisons between driving on the speedway versus the highway, emphasizing safety. The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council 1130 Commerce Bldg. Telephone: 688-3411 George Goodwin oo..c.cecccceeeees President Bill C. Wainwright ..................Wice President Mrs. Lucille S. Huffman ........vice President CL AL MENGE ou. cccccsesessessseesseneseeee Treasurer Edmund W. Hughes ..........Managing Director James E. Civils, (standing) National Safety Council Regional Director, presented the annual Traffic Inventory Analysis for Georgia before the Legislative Traffic Safety Study Committee. Committee Chairman Bill Williams is shown studying the report, which provided the basis for many of the proposals for action being pre- sented to the 1967 General Assembly. Legislative Action Needed Included in the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council’s report on decreasing traffic fatalities were four legislative proposals. They are: 1. The return of the right to use radar to Georgia cities. 2. The implied consent law to enforce drunk driving laws. 3. Driver Education made available in every public school. 4, Periodic censes. These proposals are endorsed by a number of local and state organiza- tions. re-examination for drivers’ |i- For Your Safety The Georgia Motor Trucking Association in cooperation with the Atlanta Motor Freight Agents Association has introduced a new comic character, Free- way Fred, with timely tips for truck drivers. Reproduced here is the first of a series of posters with freeway safe driving tips. Take @ tip fran FREEWAY FRE... you CAN help SLELDP expressway traffie / | Wii (ro 7 " 0A { DW, a Two abreast means double trouble — You might cveate a pile of rubble f BACK OFF—LET HIM PASS/ A rule te use as you roll along: If yeu stay RIGHT you wont go wrong / KEEP RIGHT WHENEVER You CAN/ The freeways off were butt? fon speed— Dont be a bottleneck — Take heed! IF YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN 4:0 MPH, DON'T USE THE FREEWAYS / Slow-poke passing blocks the lane— Gives taster trattic forts of paint PASS ONLY WHEN YOU CAN PO IT PROMPTLY { TRAFFIC . =DEATHS ~*|. most dangerous ) City in the nation? Hl I ‘GROWING WITH ATLANTA’ ATLANTA JOURNAL The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Nonprofit Org. 1130 Commerce Bldg. U.S. POSTAGE Atlanto, Georgia 30303 PAID a Atlanta, Ga. Permit No, 302 Mr. R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant Mayor’s Office City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 17

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  • Text: KEY SERVICES TO METROPOLITAN ATLANTA PROVIDED BY THE ATLANTA TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL AWARDS Presentation of the ‘‘Howard Berger Teen-Age Safe Driving Awards’’ each year recognizes the top boy and girl drivers in the Atlanta area with $100 cash prizes and plaques to the winners’ schools. The annual Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Traffic Safety Award is judged by a Council Committee. Awards were presented to Atlanta area PTA’s which conducted the best safety programs during the year, and this will be a continuing project. TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS Traffic construction and engineering improvements were achieved at several specific locations as a result of Council recommendations and follow-up. Council's efforts aided in securing substantial increase in traffic engineering budget and personnel. Council promotion helped to secure school blinker signal equipment for city school zones. Specific selective enforcement proposals were outlined to police and many were adopted. A periodic selective enforcement guide is provided for Police Department. Council participated in implementing a rule against utility companies and others working in streets during tush hours. Council aided in getting new state highway division of safety engineering, staffed with 10 engineers, esta- blished during 1966. Through Council efforts, Fulton County medical examiner’s office began determining blood alcohol content of traffic victims where possible, with findings distributed to the community. Efforts to get driver deucation back in public schools were coordinated by the Council. Managing Director served as chairman of special group to work out traffic and safety at new Atlanta stadium. PUBLIC EDUCATION A newsletter, with 6,000 monthly circulation, provides safety information to public, media, board members and Council members. Accident scoreboard sign at firm adjacent to freeway was arranged for and current data is supplied by the Council. Traffic death and accident figures are prepared in digestible form and relayed to all news media. A new ‘‘Black Border’’ news release was instituted and is sent immediately to local news media following each traffic fatality, giving potential prevention techniques for the type of accident involved. Through promotion and coordination with city government, the Council is conducting a campaign to reduce traffic deaths in 1967. News spot announcements, utilizing local accident facts and figures, are sent periodically to all area TV and radio stations. The area’s largest radio station is cooperating in a Council-originated salute to a ‘‘Worthy Safety Booster’’ each day. Council aided in promotion of television National Drivers Test and distributed test forms in the area. Approximately 20,000 medicine cabinet stickers, teaching poison counterdoses and emergency treatment, were prepared and distributed to employees of members and others. A billboard campaign, ‘‘Don’t Just Sit There On Your Seat Belt’’, designed by the Council, won a national award for outdoor advertising design. Turner Advertising Company furnished 100 billboards and posted a reproduction of a first-grade student’s safety poster selected from citywide elementary school entries. A booth at the Atlanta Graduate Medical Assembly was maintained by the Council and 1,500 locally pre- pared ‘‘Prescribe Prevention’’ kits were distributed to doctors. A ‘‘Moral Responsibility’’ kit was prepared and 600 were distributed to Atlanta area ministers. With WAGA-TV television station, the Council prepared a 30-minute documentary on driving under the influence of alcohol, ‘‘D.U.I., Initials for Death’’. After the original television showing, a print was made available and it is being shown to various civic and service organization meetings. CIVIC AFFAIRS A Civic Safety Division, staffed by a full-time employee, was operated to encourage safety program and project participation by various civic and service organizations. Council staff and board members make approximately 100 speeches a year on safety to civic and service organizations. Council maintains a library of safety films and distributed them to Atlanta area employers, civic groups and others. A meeting of PTA safety chairmen in the area was held to outline programs and projects they could under- take, and each one was given a detailed folder prepared for the occasion. Medical Association of Georgia, in establishing new Traffic Safety Committee, and at its initial meeting, received Council assistance to help guide activities. Participation in Southern Traffic Court Judges Conference program at Emory University is an annual project. SCHOOL AND CHILDREN Council’s ‘‘Safety Bug'’, a truck painted to look like a big bug, visits area schools every day, talking to thousands of students about safety and showing them pedestrian safety cartoon movies. A part-time staff member was employed to operate the ‘‘Bug'’. A teacher’s manual and coloring leaflets were prepared and are distributed to every teacher and every child by the ‘‘Safety Bug’’. Council arranged for a police officer who accompanies ‘‘Safety Bug’’ in daily visits to schools and teaches personal safety rules to 35,000 upper elementary students a year through ‘‘Safety Bees’’, similar to the old-fashioned spelling bee. Council co-sponsored five bicycle rodeos in local schools. Council prepared and distributed reprints of ‘‘First Aid Tips for Teachers’’ to 9,000 Atlanta area school teachers. Council aided in scheduling and presentation at area high schools of ‘‘Spurrlows’', a traveling musical safety show, and arranged for 1967 appearances including television. Council annually plans and carries out week-long ‘‘Safety-rama’’, bringing together the efforts of 35 civic, service and governmental organizations in one big project of displays, exhibits, programs, etc. at Lenox Square Shopping Center, with weekly traffic of approximately 200,000 persons. “Safety City’’ was constructed and operated, and more than2,000 youngsters were ‘‘accident-proofed’’ by firemen, nurses, policemen, police women and Council staff. STAFF ACTIVITIES Certificates on accidental deaths are analyzed and records are submitted to National Safety Council. The Council's Inter-Agency Committee brings together traffic officials monthly to coordinate activities. Council appearances before three grand juries outlined local safety needs. A number of appearances were made before various committees and commissions, testifying to advantages of such safety measures as the ‘‘implied consent’’ law, driver education, driver re-examination, use of radar, etc. Council participated in Congressional hearings on federal traffic safety legislation, and in regional confer- ences on standards required, to aid local cities and state in meeting federal standards. - Council staff participates regularly in lectures to all police recruit training classes. Managing Director serves as member of Legislative Traffic Safety Committee, appointed by Governor, to recommend traffic safety legislation to General Assembly. Staff engineer is president of American Society of Safety Engineers, Georgia Chapter, permitting exchange of information and coordinated activities. Council participates in the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Study, and aids in preparation of an extensive ‘‘Accident Study’’ by TCC. Staff engineer participated in a special safety ‘‘task-force’’ which visited four other cities and returned to make report for traffic improvements in Atlanta. Through membership in Georgia Industrial Editors’ Association, Council's information and education direc- tor is making safety material available to many industrial and commercial publications, and getting wide- scale coverage with employees of many large organizations. Council coordinated first National Safety Council Home Inventory Program, including two luncheon meetings to explain and review the program with various participants. Serving as the local coordinator for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, the Atlanta Council has trained 2,627 students and 215 instructors in the program through June, 1967. Instructors classes are currently scheduled at the rate of one a month, and industrial classes are reaching many new students. Special training for Atlanta area deaf drivers was begun and will be a continuing program, utilizing the Defensive Driving Course.
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 24

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  • Text: Minutes of Board of Directors ATLANTA TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL December 28, 1966 The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council was called to order at 11 a, m,, December 28, in the Board Room of the Trust Company of Georgia, with President George Goodwin presiding, Present were: George Goodwin Bickerton W, Cardwell Edward J, Kelley C, A. McNair Frank Carmines Wallace L, Lee Alvin M, Ferst, Jr. H,. Talmage Dobbs Horace McEver Robert L. Sommerville Rutherford L, Ellis M. M. Egan Wilburn Askew Karl A, Bevins Kiliaen Townsend Gordon Bill Ivan Allen, III T. Clack Tucker Charles E, Bowles, Jr. Chief Herbert T, Jenkins Judge Herschel Cole Frank Brandes Edward White Edmund W, Hughes President Goodwin called on Managing Director Hughes to report on the Southern Regional Highway Safety Conference held in New Orleans, December 20, 1967, The Board reviewed the policy statement from this meeting giving particular attention to those facts effecting local government participation in the 1966 National Highway Safety Act, Mr. Hughes re- ported that copies of the policy statement had been sent to all Atlanta area Legislators. Mr, Goodwin reported that a medical and hospitalization plan for the Council and employees had been recommended by a sub-committee on émployee benefits, and that this plan had been adopted by the Executive Committee at their December meeting. The plan consists of life insurance, hospitalization, medical coverage and major medical coverage. Mr. Goodwin also reported that a retirement plan for Council employees is under study and will be instituted during early 1967, The Board approved a mileage allowance for staff employees using their own vehicles to do Council business, Such mileage allowance will be 10 cents a mile for all under 100 miles on a single trip and 8 cents a mile for all miles over 100, The mileage allowance was deemed necessary because of the increase in use of employee's vehicles, particularly in connection with the Defensive Driving Program. The Board was told of a planned on-the-job safety program being scheduled for March 16, 1967, Dr. J. L. Rosenstein, Industrial Psychologist from Miami, Florida, will conduct the program on "Psychology of Accident Prevention and Worker Motivation," The one-day workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn onthe N, E, freeway. The Board also discussed a proposed billboard program, utilizing a design by an Atlanta area school child, Turner Advertising Company has reserved 100 billboards, the largest number ever used for a public service showing in Atlanta, The boards will be up during the month of March, Mr, Goodwin announced that the Annual Appraisal of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council will be conducted by the National Safety Council, January 19 and 20. He stated that he will appoint the Appraisal Committee which will review the National Safety Council findings, The committee will be appointed by telephone, A special showing of a film on "You and Office Safety" was held for the Board. Board members were reminded that the Council maintains a film library available to civic and service organizations as well as to business firms. The new office safety film has been added to the library and is available for loan, Advance copies of the Council's report to Mayor Allen were distributed and reviewed, The Board concluded that the program as drafted should be presented and the Council should encourage state officials to carry out those points of the program involving them, Copies of the report were to be mailed to those Directors not attending the meeting. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p. m. Respectfully submitted, : i i 1 be C i drrlied Ef Prugy* Edmund W, Hughes, Secretary
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 6

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  • Text: ATLANTA eek COMMERCE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL heat A Citizens’ Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention August 10, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: During a recent visit in Washington, D. C., I talked with officials in the - U. S. Bureau of Public Roads about a program which could mean a sub- stantial number of dollars for traffic engineering in Atlanta, In a nut- shell, money is available from the federal government to match a sub- stantial portion of the funds we are presently spending for improving traf- fic flow on our major streets and downtown streets. This is a different program from the highway safety program I mentioned in an earlier letter. The rub is that this federal money must come from funds which are al- located to the State as the federal government's share of construction of the federal aid primary system. Thus, this money is available if the State of Georgia will permit it to be made available to Atlanta rather then used elsewhere in the State for construction, Our Council would like to make a major push to see this done, provided that the City also is inclined to follow through on the program. The program involved is knows as '"TOPICS" (Traffic Operations Program for Increasing Capacity and Safety), According to the persons with whom I spoke, the Bureau of Public Roads is shifting more to urban-oriented prob- lems. This program is an administrative step rather than a legislative step as there has been no law passed really authorizing this. To qualify under the existing regulations, the city must designate its major streets and its main business streets as part of the federal aid primary system, Then these streets become eligible for federal funds to improve the operation of traffic on the streets, GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT BILL CC. WAINWRIGHT, MRS. LUCILLE S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS c. A. MC NAIR, TREASURER EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 10, 1967 Page Two No major construction is permitted under the program unless a particular location can be designated as a key bottleneck or high accident location, the remedy for which would involve a grade separation, widening or similar construction. In this case construction could qualify. One of the requirements to receive these funds is that the various traffic im- provement projects must be part of an area-wide plan. This plan would out - line proposed traffic improvements within the area over a long period and approximately when the various portions of the plan would be accomplished, Most cities are having consulting firms do their plans. The consultant fee for such a plan is also eligible for the matching federal funds. I am informed that programs of this type are now under way and receiving matching federal money in Memphis, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama and one is about to begin in Charlotte, North Carolina, The federal officials are aware that while some states are eager to join in the program, some rurally-oriented states are hesitant to get started since it means giving up funding which could be used to build something else. The attitude of those with whom I spoke was one of being eager to see a city such as Atlanta request and receive this funding and they will do all they can at their end. The key, however, is in having the State approve allocating some of the federal aid primary system funds for use in Atlanta. The purpose of this letter is to determine whether the City will be willing to pursue this matter and seek to have the State make this federal money available, If so, we will be happy to lend the Council's aid to this end. Sincerely, Fe Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/sp
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 13

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  • Text: ATLANTA sete all COMMERCE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL sttoaii A Citizens’ Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention August 7, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: A limited amount of funds will be available shortly through the new National .High- way Safety Bureau, Of the $1,067,158 apportioned for Georgia, forty percent will be available to local governments, Those who apply first will be given first con- sideration. The application or applications are to be sent through the State Highway Safety Co- ordinator and must be endorsed by the head of the local government concerned, It would seem that with the limited number of dollars available and the "first come, first serve" consideration, it would be advisable for the several Atlanta departments which might qualify for these funds to meet promptly and agree on one to two pro- jects to be submitted, Application forms are expected to be ready in approximately two weeks and applications will be accepted approximately September 1. I would guess that Atlanta would be fortunate if it received as much as $100,000 from this source, This money is on a "fifty-fifty matching" basis but a number of items the City is now carrying out can be used to make up Atlanta's share. Consequently, the federal funds will be extra money for which the City will not have to appropriate matching funds beyond that money already being spent. Some items which could qualify for these funds include expanding traffic court facili - ties; identifying and improving high accident locations; improving traffic records and accident records systems; studies pertaining to road design, construction and maintenance; studies concerning traffic control devices; and nearly any phase of ex- panding driver education. Expressly excluded from eligibility is any type of construct- ion or maintenance costs and, at this time, the costs of traffic signal equipment. I have requested a ruling from the National Bureau on this last item and it might yet be included, GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT BILL C. WAINWRIGHT, MRS. LUCILLE 5S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS c. A. MC MAIR, TREASURER EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 7, 1967 Page Two While in Washington a few days ago I talked at length with officials of the Bureau of Public Roads regarding a program through which a substantial part of Atlanta's traffic engineering expenditures would be eligible for fifty-fifty matching federal dollars. I will send you information concerning this other program within the next couple of days, after I have received the notes and material from that meeting. Sincerely, A Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/sp
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 25

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  • Text: January 4, 1967 Veh c Chief Herbert T, Jenkins Atlanta Police Department 165 Decatur Street, S, E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Chief: Knowing of your concern about getting the current accident prevention program off on the right foot, I wanted to call your attention to something which ann jeopardize its effect. As you will recall, we recommended increasing enforcement activity in the areas of speeding, drunk driving, running traffic signals and stop signs, because we felt these were the offenses most often involved in accident situations. The Mayor's request for a monthly 10 percent increase was especially aimed at these same offenses. Several police officers have indicated during the last couple of days that they have been instructed to increase their cases by 10 percent, and that they were not aware of the increase being concentrated on any specific areas. My feeling is that unless the officers are specifically instructed on this subject many will tend to increase ee a such as failing to remain in the proper lane aad the like. Iam further concerned that an increase in this type of case, rather than in the more serious accident producing offenses, will hurt rather than help. The purpose of this letter is just to call this to your attention and to again stress the importance of the officers, who must eventually carry the program out, being fully informed of the intent of the recommendations and of the need to concentrate their time and energy on the more serious offenses.
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 12

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  • Text: August 9, 1967 Mr. Ed W. Hughes Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ed: May I acknowledge receipt of your letter of August 7, regarding the National Highway Safety Bureau funds. Iam referring this letter to Karl Bevins with the request that he communicate with you and prepare the necessary request for funds. I am asking him to represent the City of Atlanta in this matter. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor 1lAJr:eo CC: Mr. Karl Bevins, Traffic Engineer
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 22

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  • Text: GEORGIA TRAFFIC DEATHS 1950 - 1966 1601 Shei on hs Ze ang cae” ea
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 1

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  • Text: ATLANTA oe COMMERCE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL t. A Citizens’ Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention September 27, 1967 Mr. Grady Ridgeway, Jr. President Association of Administrative Department Heads Department of Aviation Atlanta Airport 30320 Dear Grady: Please convey to the membership of the Department Heads Association my deepest apologies for not appearing as scheduled at the meeting last night. There is no way to adequately express my embarrassment over this monumental goof. During the past few years I have made several hundred addresses to various clubs and organizations and had not until now just plain not appeared. To have it happen with any group is bad enough, but to not show with as important a body as the City Department Heads is utterly disastrous. As a partial explanation as to how I could possibly have forgotten such a meeting, I can only recall that yesterday was an extremely hectic day with our staff all frantically preparing for our annual meeting tomorrow. I spent the morning con- ducting a meeting for Atlanta PTA presidents and safety chairmen and was then in the office until 7:00 p.m. getting ready for the annual meeting. I then headed home without ever having looked at my calendar and with a thousand loose ends for the meeting in my mind. All of which is not an excuse or even a very good explanation. 1 am particularly appreciative of the Department Heads going ahead and discussing the Defensive Driving program and hope I will be able to make partial amends by holding a worthwhile program for those who are able to make it. I will be in touch with Earl Landers to arrange details. Again, please express my sincerest apologies and regrets. Knowing what a fine bunch of people the City Department Heads are, I will have to hope that they will GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT BILL C. WAINWRIGHT, MRS. LUCILLE S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS c. A. MC NAIR, TREASURER EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR Mr. Grady Ridgeway, Jr. September 27, 1967 Page Two understand their old frield pulling such an inexcusable boner and find it in their hearts to excuse him. Sincerely, Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/sp cer Xr. Earl Landers
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 10

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  • Text: ATLANTA eee COMMERCE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL Paci A Citizens” Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention September 15, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council will hold its annual meeting at the Atlanta American Motor Hotel on Thursday, September 28, at 12:15 pom, We are honored to have as our speaker the top man in the nation in the field of traffic safety, Dr. William J. Haddon, Jr., Director of the newly created National Highway Safety Bureau. This will be one of his first public speaking engagements since President Johnson appointed him to this vital position less than a year ago. Since taking over the nation's highway and vehicle safety operations, Dr. Haddon has been constantly in the news receiving alternately praise and condemnation from Congress, the automotive industry and traffic safety authorities. His appearance in Atlanta should be the outstanding highway safety event in this area this year. Also, at the meeting there will be a short induction of the Council's new officers and directors. Meeting with us will be directors and members of the new Georgia Safety Council, in order that they might also hear Dr. Haddon's message. Please complete the enclosed reser- vation card and return it as soon as possible, | think this will be one of the most interesting and important meetings our Council has held, and hope you will make every effort to attend and bring with you persons who are interested in our traffic and safety problems. Sincerely, George Goodwin President GG/sp GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT BILL C. WAINWRIGHT, MRS. LUCILLE S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS c. A. MC NAIR, TREASURER EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 3

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  • Text: September 1, 1967 Mr. Karl Benins Traffic Engineer City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Karl: This will acknowledge your letter of August 25, 1967 regarding possible Federal Aid for traffic operation improvements through the Georgia Highway Department. We concur in your recommendations and your approach in getting the project underway. Sincerely yours, R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant REL:lp
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 11

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  • Text: August 15, 1967 Mr. Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130, Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Hughes: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., has forwarded to us a photo copy of your letter of August 7, 1967, regarding the possible utilization of the new federal funds avail- able through the National Highway Safety Bureau by the City of Atlanta. We note in Mayor Allen's reply to you his request that we “communicate with you and prepare the necessary request for funds". We, in turn, have the following report. We met with Mr. Ben.A. . coordin -Highway.fafety fon-the State of Georgia on August 4, i967, ‘Anong those present at the meeting were Mr k- Nixon, Jodes Haeeenel ole, Mr. Charles L. Davie, Mr. J. Lewis Cook, and some of their associates. All funds allocated under the National Highway Safety Act will be handled Ghxeugh Mr. Ben A. Jordan's office. Mr. Jordan and his asso- ciates explained the dures that are to be fo owed, and wé are in a process The first request from Mr. Ben Jordan's office is that we prepare (within the next few days) a complete estimate of all expenditures anticipated for the next ten years in the field of traffic safety. These estimates are then to be reduced by us to fill out a fourteen or fifteen page questionnaire which will be submitted to Mr. Jerdan's office for his review and inclusion in similar esti- mates for the entire State of Georgia. As soon as Mr. Jordan's office has this project cleared, he expects to have available application blanks for various other projects under the National Highway Safety Act. As things d D d ai traffic engineer ng other ‘thar pearch projec his fact was discussed at somé : and although we regret that it is true everyone present at the meeting with Mr. Jordan agreed that for the moment that is the situation. Several possible ways to enter this project field through "the back door” were discussed and are currently being investigated by us. We would appreciate your filling us in on what your letter indicates is probably seme additional information that has not yet come to ue. One of the requirements in this procedure is for each city to establish a coordinator through whom all requests for federal grants will clear. As you know, the City of Atlanta has such a coordinator, and we are ready to proceed in-se-far as that part of the setup is concerned. Details on this coordinating procedure Mr. Edmund W. Hughes August 15, 1967 Page Two can be obtained from Mr. Charles L. Davis, City Comptroller. Thank you very much for your continued interest in this subject. We will look forward to receiving the additional information which your telephone conversa- tion and your letter indicate you will soon have. Sincerely, dae Cen Rarl A. Bevins KAB/eme ce: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Mr. Charles L. Davis
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 18

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  • Text: ATLANTA hae COMMERCE BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL ac A Citizens’ Organization Devoted to Traffic Improvement and Accident Prevention July 7, 1967 Mr. Charles B. Fisher 739 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Dear Mr. Fisher: Mayor Allen referred to me your letter and the article from the American Legion magazine regarding private citizen policing activities. I am sorry I am so long replying, but it came while I was out of the city. The idea of having citizen “observers" has been tried a number of times including here in Atlanta some years back. Although I agree with the advan- tages you point out that the system has, there are a number of disadvantages as well. The most obvious problem is that the citizens have no legal standing and their observations can be used only as advisory information. Each time this is tried a great deal of criticism arises from the public who er interpret this as “vigilante" action. Weighing all of the pros and cons I find that I personally end up coming back to the conclusion that policing should be left to the police and that additional police should be added if we need to increase enforcement, rather than using citizens who are not able to follow through on the violation they observe and whose "semi'official" status could be a source of public irritation. Sincerely, Rdmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/sp ce: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. GEORGE GOODWIN, PRESIDENT BILL C. WAINWRIGHT, MRS, LUCILLE S. HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS c. A. MC NAIR, TREASURER EDMUND W. HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Box 21, Folder 45, Complete Folder

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  • Text: ATLANTA SU I TE 1130 C O M M E R CE B UILO I N G A TL AN TA, GEORG I A 3 0 3 03 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL 688-3 4 11 A Citi zens' Organi zation Dev ot e d to Traffic Impro vement and Accident Pr eve ntion September 27 , 1967 Mr . Grady Ridgeway, Jr . President Association of Administrative Department Heads Department of Aviation Atlanta Airport 30320 0,,-ar Grady: Please convey to the membership of the Depanment Heads Association my deepest pologtes for not ppearlng as scheduled at them eting la.st night . There is no way to adequately express my emba.rrassmcmt over this monumental goof. Diringthe past few years I have made several hundred addresses to v rious clu and or zations and had not until now Just pl ·n not appeared . To hav it ppen With any group is bad enough , but to not show with a important a body s the City Department Heads is utterly disa trous . As partial explanation s to h I could possibly have forgotten such m ting, I can only r call that yesterday w s an extremely hectic day with our st ff 11 ~ tically preparing for our annual meeting tomorrow . I spent the mornin con ductin a meeting for Atlanta PTA president nd safety chairmen and s then in the office until 7:00 p , m . getting r dy for the annual me ing. I then h d hom without cv r having look d t my cal ndar and w thou nd loo d f • the m ng ln my mind. All of which ls not an xcuse or even very good exp ion . I tn particulady appreciative of the De ttment H els going ahead and d1 sslng th f iv Driving program d ho I will be le to male part l am nds by holdln a worth lle program for those who r ble to mak it . 1 will in too ch th E rl Lander to arr tails . , pl s xpr a my ,..,.u-~ of p ople th City De apolo s d r gr . Knowing what fine t H da ar • 1 will hav to hop t th y wW G E OR G E G OODWIN, PRE SI D E NT BIL L C . W A I NWR I GHT , MR S . L UCIL L E S . H U F FMA N , V ICE P RES I D E NT S C, A , M C NA I R , TRE ASURER EDMUND W , H U GH E S , MANAG I NG DIRECTO R �Mr . Grady Ridgeway, Jr . September 27', 1967 Page Two understand their old frield pulling such an inexcusable boner and find it in their hearts to excuse him . Sincerely, Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/ sp ec:t,}i.r . Earl Landers �September l , 1967 Mr . Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director Atlanta Trtaffic and Sifety Council Suite 1130;, Commerc e Building Atlanta., G :orgia 30303 Dear Ed : With further reference to your letter of August 10th, we are enclosing h r with copy of a lett r dated .August 25, 1967 from Karl Be'Vin· 1 Traffic Engineer. We have advhed Karl that we concur ln hi recommendations, and we feel S\ll' that he would welcome any a · i tanc: you could give him in getting th G orgia State Highw y Department to participate in uch a pl:'ogram. Sincerely yOUI' , R. E rl Lander Administr: tive aailtant REL:lp Endo• re �September 1, 1967 Mr. Karl Belrins Traffic Engineer City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Karl: Thi will acknowledge your letter of August 25, 1967 regarding pos ible Federal Aid for traffic oper tion improvements through the Georgia Highway Department. We concur in your recommend tions and your pproach in getting the project underway. Sine rely yo\U' • R. E rl Land r Administra tive A si tant REL:lp �CITY OF ATLA TA TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Atlanta , Georgia 30303 August 25, 1967 KARL A . BEV I NS T raffic Engineer The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: Regarding the letter from Mr. Edm~ d W. Hughes, Managing Director of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council, dated August 10, 1967, seeking "to determine whether the City will be willing to pursue this matter and seek to have the State make this federal money available", we have the following report. We strongly recommend that the City of Atlanta do everything within its power (financially and politically) to cooperate with and participate in the newly initiated program of the Bureau of Public Roads, which is called Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety (termed the "TOPICS" program). Immediately after receiving your memorandum on August 22, 1967, we again thoroughly reviewed the status of this type of program in the Atlanta area with the Bureau of Public Roads people and the State Highway Department people to make certain that we were up to date regarding their thinking. The Bureau of Public Roads people are very anxious for a city like Atlanta to set up projects under this program . They are also very anxious for the State of Georgia to participate in the program. All federal funds under this TOPICS program are available only through the Georgia State Highway Department . At this time, the Georgia State Highway Department has a firm policy against spending any of their funds for this purpose in Atlanta or any other cities in the State. We, of course, believe that this policy should~ can , and will be changed. As mentioned above, we believe that the City of Atlanta should welcome assistance from the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council and any other citizen group towards the end of having this policy changed . Before any federal - aid system submittal or program to effect traffic operation improvements on Atlanta streets can be approved , it must be supported by a comprehensive area wide plan for traffic operation improvements, including a program for implementing a significant portion of the plan within five years. The tremendous amount of work necessary to make the basic street and traf fi c inventories and to develop the plan may be financed with money that also could be made available by the State Highway Department. In addition, the actual designs for traffic operation improvements can also be programmed as preliminary engineering jobs, and a portion or all of this work can be financed with federal aid money which is currently coming t o or i s available to the Georgia State Highway Department . Since the plan or any submission must be based on an area wide inventory and an analysis of all elements related to the plan for all streets and highways on a federal aid system in the area, we have been exploring ways and means of producing �The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 25, 1967 Page Two such an inventory and plan in preparation for setting up specific projects to submit at such time as the State's policy may be changed. Since the State Highway Department has a firm policy against participating in this TOPICS program, we have been unable to obtain much information and only a few opinions from State Highway Department personnel. The Bureau of Public Roads people, however, have been very specific in their insistence that an area wide plan must include as a minimum all of the area within the Circumferential Freeway (I-285) and probably needs to extend over a larger area. This immediately .brings up the difficulties and probably the impracticality of the City of Atlanta undertaking to finance such a study without any outside help. Also , the study tends to parallel the present continuing coordinated comprehensive traffic planning study, which is under way in compliance with the 1962 Federal Aid Highway Act. However, the area wide plan for traffic operation improvements is a more detailed and specific type of study than the study under way in compliance with the 1962 Federal Aiu Highway Act. It is our opinion that it is impractical for any single governmental agency in the Atlanta area (such as the City of Atlanta) to undertake by itself the development of an area wide plan for traffic operation improvements. We have a very strong feeling that this project should be undertaken and financed by the State Highway Department with the federal aid money available to them for purposes of this sort. Once this plan was developed and approved by the Bureau of Public Roads, specific traffic operation improvement projects (such as the ones that we currently carry on in our daily program in the City of Atlanta) could b e set up and submitted for federal aid money. This money , of course, coming to the State Highway Department and then on to the City of Atlanta. We have improvement s six months. firm, but we $200,000.00. made a rough estimate that the area wide plan for traffic operation could be completed by a consultin g firm in a period of approximately We have not yet obtained an estimate of the cost from any consulting are gues sing that the cost might range from $50 , 000.00 upwards to Antici pating your concurrence with our recommendation that the City of Atlanta do everything within its power financially and politically or influence-wise to cooperate with and participate in this TOPICS program, we are arran gin g to dis cuss i n general terms the cost of s uch an area wide traffic operation improvement plan with some consulting firms . These explorations will be done withou t in any way committing the City of Atlanta and simply for the purpose of determining a little more accurately ex actly what kind of an expenditure might be necessary on the part of the Georgia State Highway Department in order to get this program under way in the City of Atlanta. It would, of course, be unwise for the City of Atlanta or anyone other than the Georgia Stat e Highway Department to undertake to finance such a study since the study would only be useful if the Georgia State Highway Department was agreeable to participating in the program. If the Georgia State Highway Department is interested in participating in the program, the cast of the study would be a comparatively minor item i n the total outlay and, therefore, it should not be difficult to get the Highway Department to take care of this particular cost. �The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 25, 1967 Page Three We hope that this report is clear and that it contains sufficient information to answer the questions that need answering at the present time. We have available a substantial amount of additional detailed information regarding the TOPICS program and we will be happy to discuss it with you in more detail at any time that you desire. Sincerely, S¥<(o.,Q_~ Karl A. Bevins KAB/cmc cc: Mr. R. Earl Landers Alderman Jack Summers �August 22, 1967 M r . Edmund W ., Hughes Managing Director .Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130, Com.mere Building .AU nta, Geor ia 30303 De r Ed: Your letter of Au t 10, 1967, ddre ed io Ivan .Allen, Jr., yor, is being referred to rl Bevina, TraUic Engineer. We ve disc d thl matter ·th Karl somew t familiu with the pt'o r kD.o • "TOPICS". We · re requeatin him to make a further atudy of th pro ram d to dvi tow twill n cesaary for the City to in the pro r • a 11 k:e you vised. Sincer ly, R. A EL: o i te �SU I TE 1130 ATLANTA COMMERCE B U I L DIN G ATLANTA, GEORG I A 3 0 303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL 688 · 3411 A Citiz e n s ' Organi z ation D evo te d to Traffic I mp ro vement and Accid en t Pre ve n tion August 10, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr . Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Iva n: During a recent visit in Washington, D. C., I talked with officials in the . U. S. Bureau of Public Roads about a program which could mean a substantial number of dollars for traffic engineering in Atlanta . In a nutshell, money is available from the federal government to match a sub stantial portion of the funds we are presently spending for improving traffic flow on our major streets and downtown streets . This is a different program from the highway safety progra m I m entioned in a n earlie r letter. The rub i s that this fe de ral money must come from funds which a r e a llocated to the State as the federa l government's share of construction of the federal aid primary system . Thus, this money is ava ilable if the State of Ge orgia will p e rmit it to be made ava ilable to Atla nta rathe r the n u sed el sewhere in the Stat e for construction . Our Council would like t o make a m a jor pus h to see this done, p rovided that the City a lso i s incline d to follow throu gh on the progr a m . The progr a m involved i s knows as "TOPICS " (Tra ffic Operations Program. fo r Increasing Capa city a nd Safety) . According to the p ersons with whom I spoke, t he Bureau of Public Roa ds i s s hifting n10 re to urban -oriented probl e m s. T his program is a n a dministrative step rathe r t ha n a l egislative step as the r e has been no law passe d r eally authorizing this. To qu a lify under th e exi sting regulations, th e c ity m u st designate its maj or streets and its m ain busin ess s t reets as part of t h e federal a id pri mary system. T h en these streets become eligibl e for fe deral funds to improve t h e operation of tra ffic on the streets. GEORGE GOODWIN, PRES I DENT B ILL C. WAIN WR I GHT , MR S. LUC I LLE S. HU FFMAN, VIC E C. A. MC N A I R , TREAS UR ER EDMU N D W. HUGHES. MANA G I NG D IR ECTOR PRES I DENTS �The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. August 10, 1967 Page Two No major construction is permitted under the program unless a particular location can be designated as a key bottleneck or high accident location, the remedy for which would involve a grade separation, widening or similar construction. In this case construction could qualify. One of the requirements to receive the se funds is that the various tra ffic im prove m e nt projects must be part of an area -wide pla n . This plan would out line proposed traffic improvements within the area over a long period and approximately when the various portions of the plan would be accomplished. Most cities are having consulting firms do their plans. The consultant fe e for such a plan is also eligible for the m atching federal funds. I am informe d that progra ms of this type a r e now unde r way and r e ceiving matching fede ral money in Memphis, T ennessee, Huntsville, Alabama and one is about to begin in Charlotte, North Carolina. The fede r a l officials a r e aware that while s ome state s a r e eage r to join in the p r ogram, s ome rurally-oriente d stat es a r e hesitant to get s tart ed s ince it m eans giving up funding which c ould be u sed to build something el se . T he a ttitude of those with whom I spoke was one of being eager to s ee a city such a s Atla nta r eque st and r ec ei ve this funding and they will do all they can at their end. The key , howeve r , is in having the Sta t e approve alloca t ing som e of the federal aid p r ima ry syst em funds for u se in Atla nta . T he pu r pose of this l ette r i s to det er mine whethe r the City will be willing to pursue this matte r a nd s eek to have the State m a ke this fe de ral m oney a vaila ble . If so, we will be happy to l end t he Council ' s aid t o t his end . Sincerely , Edmu nd W . Hughe s Ma naging Director EWH/ sp �Wednesday, September 13th Ann, I called Ed Hughes office . . . he was out and I tal . ed to his secretary The ~ emb~ 9 'hold" on the calendar is for the annual meeting of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council . . . Dr. Wm. Hadden, Director of the National Highway Safety Bureau is going to be the speaker . they are e x pecting some 400 people . . . it will be at 12: l:S at the American Motor Hotel . . they are most anxious for Mr. Allen to be pres e nt if possible • . they are getting out the letters this week. I told her that the Mayor has anothe r commitment that requi r e s his presence also , and that we would let them know definitely . Betty ~ b f{-- 3 '-I !/ // ~ ~ /7 I 7 oJ( 1...fa.-,,, <-- ) - t./ J (J C \ �Augu t ZZ, 19-67 Mr . Edmund W. Hughes anaging Director Atlanta Traffic. and Safety Council Suite 113-0, Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 De r Ed : Your letter of Au u t 10, 1967. dd:re . ed to I n Alleu, ir • • Mayor, ia being referred to Karl B vin , Traffic Engineer. e pro r "TOPICS". re 'l' que tin him to furth :r tudy of the pro r d to dviae to t 11 cea ry for the City Co participat We U ke y ,u · d • •ed • • Sine rely, R. Ad L:eo -~·...·· ~,HL~"- Aalli•ta �September 18, 1967 \ Mr. George Goodwin, President ---::J Atlanta Taaffic and Safety Council 1130 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear George: A I have advised Ed Hughes, 1 regret that I cannot be at the annual m.eeting of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council due to a conunitment to speak at lunch on the same date. I hope you will be able to bring Dr. Haddon by my office some time ThUl'sday afternoon. Sincerely your , ' Ivan Allen, Jr. M ayor lAJr/br �ATLANTA SU I TE 1 1 30 CO MM ERCE B UILD ING ATLANTA , G E ORG I A 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL 688 · 34 11 A Ci t iz e n s ' O rga niz ation D evo t e d to Traffi c I mp ro v em en t and Accid e nt P revention Sep tember I 5, 196 7 The Honorable I van Allen, Jr. Mayo r Cit y of Atla nt a Cit y Hal I 30303 Atlanta, Georgia Dear Iv a n: The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Counci I wi 1 1 hold its annual meeting at the Atla nta American Motor Hotel o n Thursday, September 28 , at 12: 15 p.m. We are honored to hav e as our speaker t he top ma n in the na t io n in the field of traff ic sa fe t y, Dr . Willi a m J. Ha ddo n, Jr., Di rector of t he ne wly created Nat ional Hi ghway Safety Bur ea u. Th i s wi I I be one of his first p ublic speaking en gage ment s sinc e President J ohnson a ppoin te d him to this vital positi o n l ess than a year ago. Since tak in g over the nation ' s hi g hway and veh i c l e safety operations, Dr. Haddo n has been co nstant l y in the news rec e iving alternately praise and condem natio n from Congress, the automotive industry and traffic safety authorities. His appearance in At l anta should be the outstanding h i ghway safety e vent in this area this year. Also, at the meeting there wi 11 be a short induction of the Counci I's new officers and directors. Meeting with us wi I I be dir ectors and members of the new Georgia Safety Council, in order that they mig ht a l so hear Dr. Haddon 1 s mes sa ge. P l ease comp l ete the enclos ed reservation card and return it as soon as possible. think this wi I I be one of the most interesting and i mportant meetings our Counci I has held, and hope you wi I I make every effort to attend and bring with you persons who are int e rest ed in our tra ff i c a nd safe ty probl e ms. Sincerely, ~~ George Goodw i n Preside nt GG/sp GEORG E GOODW IN , PRES I DENT B ILL C. W A INW R I GHT, MR S . LUC I LLE S. HU FFMAN, VICE PRES I DE N TS C . A . M C N A I R, TR E ASURER E D MUND W. HU G H ES, MANAGING DIRECTOR �,; ' ' August 15; 1967 Mr. Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130, Co1Illllerce Building Atlanta, Georsia 30303 De.'.lr Mr. Hughes: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., has fozvarded to us a photo copy of your lett r Augu t 7, 1967, regardinR the possible utilization of the new feder 1 funds able through the National High, y Safety Bureau by the City of Atlanta. We in Mayor Allen's reply to you his request that we-. "communicate with you and the necessary request for funds" . We, in turn, have th followin~ report. _of availnote pre are We met with Mr. B n A • .Joz:dan_. Cgordin.e_t ot of . !U.ghw -:y, .S fetv for the State of ~eor ia on August 4, 1~~7. Among those present at tle meeting _w re r. Rny A. Nixon, Judg nerscneI'E. Cole, Mr. Charles L. Davi., Mr . J. Lewis Cook, and so111a of their associates. All funds allocated under the National H:f.gh ay Safety Act will be handl d through r. Ben A. Jordan's office. Mr. Jord n and his asBociatcs xplained the pro~edure that are to be followed, an Of compJytf\i. with thq~e pr~ce?ures. _.....,..._. Th first request from Mr. Ben Jordan's off ce is th t we prep re (within th n xt few days) a compl te et1.mate of all expenditures anticip ted for the next ten years in the field of traffic saf ty. The estimates ar then to be reduced by u to fill out a fourteen or fift en page queetionnairc which will be submitted to Mr. J rdan' mates for the office for bi review and inclu ion in i ilar eti- ntire State of Georgia . A soon as Mr. Jordan' avail ble pplic tion blanks Saf ty Act. As thins tan ~ ¥traffic engineering other t~an for pure re e rch oj_cct .• at some engtn ~-ano· a.Ithough e regt'et that it is true ev ryone present at the me ting with Mr. Jordan a reed that for the moment that is the situation. Sever l po sibl ways to enter thie proj ct fi ld throu b "the back door" w r di cussed and are currently being 1nve t1gated by us. We would appr ci te youi- fi.lling us in on what your l~tter indict is proh bly ome additional information tb the not yet come to us. One of th~ re uire. enta 1n thie procedure is for ,ach city to estal-li ha coordinator through whom, 11 r qu .sts for f deral ~rante will cl l'• you know, coordinator, and wear r ady to proceed in- so• f r the City of Atlant has such as that part of the etup 1 eoncerned . D ,tail on thia coordtnating procedure �Mr. Edmund W. Hu hes August 15 , 1967 Page Two can be obtained from Mr. Charles L. D vi 0 , City Comp troller . Thank you very much for your continued i n terest in this subject . We will look forward to receivin . the additional information which your telephone conversation and your letter indicate you tdll soon have. Sincerely , -~0.S2 c~- Karl A. Bevins KAB /cmc cc : Mayor Ivan Allen, J r. v ' Mr . Charles L. Davis �August 9, 1967 Mr . Ed W. Hughes Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130 Com:merce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ed: May I acknowledge receipt of your letter of August 7 , regarding the National H ighway Saf~ty Bureau fund . I am referring this letter to Karl Bevins with the request that he communicate with you and prepare the necessary request for funds. I am a king him to represent the City of Atlanta in thi m tter. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJr:eo CC: Mr. Karl Bevin•, Traffic Engineer �ATLANTA SU I TE11 30 COMMERCE BU I LD IN G A TLANTA, GEORG I A 30303 TRAFFIC AND SAFETY COUNCIL 688 · 3 4 1 1 A Citizen s ' Organizati on D evote d to Traffic Impr ovement and Accid e nt Pr evention August 7, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr . Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: A limited amount of funds will be available shortly through the new NationaLHighway Safety Bureau. Of the $1,067,158 apportioned for Georgia , forty pe rcent will b e available to local governments. Those who apply first will be given first consideration. Th e application or applications are to be sent through the State Highway Safety Co ordinator and must be endorsed by the head of the local government concerned. It would seem that with the limited number of dollars available and the "first come, first serve" consideration, it would be advisable for the several Atlanta departments which might qualify for these funds to meet promptly and agree on one to two proj ects to be submitted. Application forms are expected to be ready in approximat e ly two weeks and applications will be accepted approximately Sept ember 1. I would guess that Atlanta would be fortunate if it received as much as $100,000 from this source. This money is on a "fifty-fifty matching" basis but a number of items the City is now carrying out can be used to make up Atlanta's share. Consequently, the fede ral funds will be extra money for which the City will not have to appropriate matching funds beyond that money already being sp ent. Some ite ms which could qualify for th e se funds include expanding traffic court facili ties; identifying and improving high accident locations; improving traffic r e cords and accident records systems; studies pertaining to road design, construction and maintenance; studies concerning traffic control devic e s; and nearly any phas e of ex p a nding driver education. Expressly excluded from eligibility is any type of construct ion or maintenance costs and, at this tim e, the costs of tra ffic signal equipment . I have re queste d a ruling from the National Bure au on this last itern and it might yet be included . GE O R G E G OODW I N, PRESID E NT B I LL C . WA I NW RI G H T , MRS . L UCILLE S . HUFFMAN, VICE PRESIDENTS C. A. MC N A I R . TREASURER EDMUND W . HUGHES, MANAGING DIRECT OR �The Honorable Iva n Allen, Jr. August 7 , 1967 Page Two While in Washington a few days ago I talked at length with officials of the Bureau of Public Roads regarding a program through which a substantial part of Atlanta's traffic engineering expenditures would be eligible for fifty-fifty matching federal dollars . I will send you information concerning this other program within the next couple of days, after I have rece ive d the notes and material from that meeting. Sincerely , Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director EWH/sp �August 25, 1967 Tho llonor able Ivan Allen, Jr . Mayor of the City of Atlan~a City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor All.en : llegarding the let.t r from Hr . Edmund W. Hughes, Mana:!Ji.n Director of the Atl anta Traffic and Safety Council, dated Auttust 10 , 1967, seeking 11 to determine wbet;h r the City will be willing to pursue t his matter and eek to have the State make this federal tnoney availabl . ", ~ have the following report. &trongly recommend that the City of Atlanta do everything within its power (fin8.llcially and politic lly) to coopet'at witl and part icipat :tn the newly init!l.at d program of the Bureau of Public Roads, whtch i• called Tr ffic Op ration rogr • to Increase C pacit:y and S,a fety (termed th "TOPICS program). I ediatoly after r ceiving your memnr nd on August 22, 1967, we again thoroughly revi w d the status of this type of pro rom in t he Atlanta res wi th the Dur u of Public Road people and tho State Highway Dcpo.rtm nt p opl.e to make certain that w wore up to d te re rdin th tr tb:fnkin. Th Bur- u of Public Rods peopl r- v ry anxiou for city 111 Atlanta to et up proj c ts und r thi pro r· • Thy are al o ry nxiou for the State of Georgia to partici.pnto in the progJ;'arn. All federal funds under this TOPICS pro ram r av ilable only through th G or ia St t Hi _h ay Department. At tM.s ti , the G or i St_ te Hi h ay Dep rtmont has a fim poli cy • ainRt spendin any of their ftmds for thi purpose in Atlanta or any oth r cities in th St t . W. of course, beli ~ that thi po11cy should, can, d will be changed. entio d bove, w b lieve th t th City of Atlanta should~ lcome iatance fr-o the Atlnnta Traffic and Safety Council and any oth r citizen rou toward• th nd of b&ving this poliey changed. any fed~ral- id y t m submittal or progT to effect tr ffic op ration ts on Atlanta tr ete can b a prov d, it ,ust be sup ort d by a co pr wid plan for traffic operation 1.t1 ro mente, includin• a pr for impl entin a si>JUificant portion of th plan ith!n £iv y ars . Th trem ndoua uot of work neces ry to ak the b ie tr t d tr ffic !nventori and to dcv lop the plan may be financed with n y th t -a lso c.ould be 111 de v ilabl by the Statb Highway Dep rtta nt. In addition, the ctual d ign for traffic oper tlon i prove nt• can 1 ob progr as r li in ry en in ring jobs, nd a porticm or all of this work c n be fina c d ith fed r 1 aid mon .y which is cu~rently c.omin to or 1a vail ble to the G orgi Stat R1~h~ay D art nt. Sine the plan or any eubmies1on must be b analy i of all elements relate to th pl federal aid syet. in the rea, ~ have be id . inventory n an on~ rorlucin �The Honorabl e I van Allen, J r. August 25, 196 7 Page Two uch an inventory and plan in preparation for setting up ap cific proj c ts to submit a t such t ime as t he State's policy my be cnang~d. Since th State High ay D p&rtment ha a firm pol i cy gsinat partic ipating n unable to obt a i n much inf orm t i on and only a few opinions from State Highway Department personnel . Th_, Bureau o f Public Roads peopl , howe'7 r, have been very spec ific in their in i stence t hat an area wide plan mus t include as a mini..~um all of the area within tha Ciroumfer n tial Ft: ew y ( I-285) and p"'t'ob bly n eeds to extend over a larger a rea ~ Th i s immedirtt ly ·bt'ings up the difficulties and probably the im racticality of the City of At l anta undert kin to finance ·such study without any out. id~ hell) . Also ·, th tudy tends · to paral lel the present continuing co rdina.ted comprehensive tr ffic planning study, whieh is under way in complianc ith th 196'2 F der 1 Aid Highway Act. However, the are wide plan for traffic operation i~provemert t s ie mo r e detailed and ~p~cific type of study than th.e study und r w yin compliance with the 1962 Federal Aid Highw y Act . It is our opinion that it is impractical for any in le governmental in this TOPI CS proera:m, we have b cy in the Atlant ar a (such a:s the City of Atlanta) to undertake by itsel f the developm nt of an < rea wide plan for tr ffie operation improvements . have a very etrong feeling that thi pToj ct should be und rt ken ad fin need by th Stat IUahwsy Dep r ent with the fad ra1 aid money aV'ail ble to them for pur oses of this sort. Once this plan was develop d and approved by ~h Bur~au of Public Road , sp cific traffic op r tion improv nt proj ct ( uch the on s that we curr ntly carry on in our daily prog!t' in th City of Atlanta) could best u and submitted for federal aid mon y. Thi mon y, of cour , comin~ to th State Ri hway D part ent and th non to the City of Atlanta. W b .ve improvem"~t ix nth. fi , but w $200,000.00. e. rough . stim te that th are.a wid l)°Ian for tr ff ic peration could b complet d by consulting firm in peri.od of a _ rcxi: tely We ha¥ not yet obtained n e timat . of tho cost from any c<.n ulting are ue ing th t th cost might ran e from $50,000.00 upward to m d Antic! ating your concurrence with our recomm ndation that the City of Atl nt do verythin within it• o~er financ~ lly and olitic lly or influ nce-w1 to co.op rat with nd p rtidpate in · thit TOPICS program. e ar arran, ing to di cua in enere.1 t t\ll th . cot of uch an area wide traffic op r tion i prov nt pl n ith s consulting firm$. The lorations will be don ithout in an y eommittin th City of tl nt and ly fo,: th pur o of dete ininp; a Uttl ore ccurat ly exactly ~hat kind of n x penditur i ht b nee eary o the p ~t of th G or 1a St t tit h'w y Dep rt ent in order tog t thi rogram und r in the City of Atlant. It would, of cour$e, b unwie tor ~h City of Atl nta or anyon oth r th nth Geo~gia State Highwa D partm ~t t undertake to fin nee . tudy sine, the study uld onl be u .ful if the G rgia t t Hi hwa.y Dep.artl!len t . ws a r bl top rticip tin in th progr If th· G orgia St te lli h~ay D 4~t t i interest din particip ting in th progr • tle c.ost of the tudy old be c psra.tiv ly .1nor it in the tot l outlay and. the:refor , it ehoul ot be dtfUeult: . to get the Ht hway Department te tnk c re -0f thi partic l r c .t. �the Honorab l e Ivan Allen, Jr. August 25, 1967 Page- Three We hope t hat this report is clear ano t het it contains sufficient inform tion to answer th questions that need answering at tho presen·t time. We have available a s ubs tant ial amo unt of addition l detailed inform tion r egarding th TOPICS program and we will be happy to discuss it 1th you in more detail a t /il!lY tie that you desire . Se 10 ,, t • JUNE I ~ U" JUL Y , 11 If H ! I II Zl A U G UST SEPTEMBER )0 1 14 : , U • " II U I I II t:, 0 0 OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER The 1·966 trend continued a steady upward climb, 'ending the year with 105 deaths, 20 more than the previous city tra ffic fotility record high. Metro-wide Efforts Follow Atlanta Lead Enforcement emphasis and other efforts to reduce the traffic death toll in the metropolitan Atlanta area will follow the same pattern as those of the city . The AT&SC "Report to the Mayor" has been presented at meetings of METROPOL, the organization composed of police chiefs from the metropolitan area, and MACLOG, the Metropolitan Atlanta Council of Local Governments. Copies of the report have also been mailed to all area legislators . The problems of the city and the area are almost identical. Therefore, both organizations have vowed all-out campaigns along the lines announced for the City of Atlanta in an effort to stop the needless loss of lives. All concerned agencies within the metropolitan area are of the opinion that only a uniform joint effort can be success.fol. �Mayor Calls for Strong Action GEORGIA TRAFFIC DEATHS - 1950 th rough 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., (C) presides over meeting of officials concerned with Atlanta's traffic safety to receive Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council recommendations for improvement. Others (I to r) seated at the table are Pol ice Chief Herbert Jenkins, AT&SC President George Goodwin, AT&SC Vice-Pres. Bill Wainwright (not seen), AT&SC Managing Director Ed Hughes, and Police Superintendent J . L. Moseley. TRAFFIC DEATH S s. CITIES u. Over 350,000 Population RegisteredVehicle Dea th Ra te 1966 11 Months 1966 l. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 . 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Milwaukee ..... .... i. Indianapolis Columbus Pittsburgh Seattle, Wash. Portland, Ore. San Francisco San Jose De nve r Phoe nix ........... ...... Los Ange les Washington, D. C. St. Loui s Philade lphia Cincinnati LQuisvill e Houston Baltimore San An t onio New York Chicago ............ . ... •• •. . Memph is Dallas Fo rt Worth Oak la nd Detroit Long Bea ch San Diego Cleve land Atla nta New Orleans l.9 l.9 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.9 4.4 4.4 53 56 42 42 71 59 75 45 75 71 395 85 84 171 67 60 155 109 81 541 300 67 120 69 56 216 56 92 105 99 81 ATLANTA TRAFFIC DEATHS 1957 • 1963 (Average Year) No, Percentage Pedestrian ......... .. .. 25 Left Roadway .... ... ................ 19 Angle Collision ...... . 5 Collision With Fixed Object . 4 Head -on Across Center Line .. 4 Rear End Collision 3 Turning Collision 3 Bicycle 1 Passing Collision 0 Miscellaneous 2 66 1966 No. Percentage 6 5 5 1 0 3 27 34 5 7 18 4 3 0 1 6 26 32 5 6 17 4 3 0 100% 105 100% 38 29 7 6 1 6 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 52 63 64 65 66 Cha rt shows stea dy trend in state traffic death toll until 1962, when le gisl ative a ct ion t ook radar speed timing devices away from local enforcement agencies. The sharp increa se since that time points up the definite need for restorati on of radar as an enforcement and life-saving t oo l. A letter t o Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., accompanying the recent re po rt on traffic safety, outlined the following as the "key" recomme ndations to reduce Atlanta's traffic death rate: 1. Make every effort to secure right to use radar speed timers. 2. Use of radar by State Patrol in the city during interim. 3. Increase and improve police enforcement against speed ing and driving under the influence. 4. Utilize special side-marked police cars in enforcemen t plan. 5. Flagrant traffic la w violators causing accidents resul ting in dea t h should be chargl!d with murder rather than manslaughter. 6. Increase number of traffic enforcement officers. 7. Strict court policies of license suspension fo r speedin g and driving under the influence. 8. Establish an "accident prevention team" under Traffic Engineer. 9. Major public education program to be undertaken by Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council for understanding and support of re port. 10. Special emphasis to reach young drivers through schools. 11. Expand prog ram to cove r metropolitan area through METROPOL and MACLOG. 12. Enactment by General Assembly of legislation in fields of drunk driving driver education and driver re-examination. �NSC Presents First Home Safety Analysis The first National Safety Council analysis of Atlanta's Home Safety Inventory was presented at a recent meeting attended by those who submitted inventory questionnaires and representatives of PTA organizat ions a nd women's clubs. Richard E. Manuell, NSC Home Safety Director, from Chicago, presented the a nalysis and made recommendaRichard E. Manuell tions for improving the overall home safety picture. The meeting, called a "Can-Do-Did" luncheon, was presided over by Dean Dickens of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council. Governor Carl E. Sanders (C) buckled-up a seat belt to formally apen the affices of the new Georgia Safety Council in the Hartford Building, Atlanta. In so doing he coupled together the efforts of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council and t he new state Council, with Atlanta Presi dent George Goodwin (L) and Georgia Council President Edgar J. Forio holding the ends of the symbolic safety belt. The Georg ia Safety Council staff is headed by Ray Brokaw, Executive Vice-President, with Max Ulrich as Pragram Director. Setting the theme for the Presidents' Council as it enters a year of emphasis on safety, NSC President Howard Pyle was the principal speaker. With Mr. Pyle are: (I to r) Mrs. Elbert Anderson, President of Presidents' Council; Dean Dickens, AT&SC Civic Affairs Director; and Mrs. Lucille S. Huffman, AT&SC Vice-President. National Safety Act Guides Outlined State and local officials have been given guides to aid in complying with the National Traffic Safety Act of 1966. Among suggestions growing from a meeting of the Southern Regional Highway Safety Conference in New Orleans in December were: 1. Each state should establish .an official coordinating body with state, local government and private sector representatives to guide the local state program. 2. State accident records must be improved, working toward an electronic traffic safety data system. 3. Every state must institute motor vehicle inspection programs. 4. Driver license re-examination programs should be established in each state. "Music For Modern Americans," featuring Thurlow Spurr and the Spurrlows, a professional musical revue travelling the country under the sponsorship of Chrysler Corporation, will present a unique Driver Education program for Atlanta area schools on February 23, 24 and 27. The group of 30 young talented performers incorporates a humorous safety song and skit and presents a method for safety-conscious teenage girls to rate their dates as to safe driving attitudes. 5. Each state should begin or expand driver education programs in the schools, and programs of adult driver training should be expanded and placed under proper supervision. 6. Studies should be made of alcohol involvement in traffic accidents, with states considering "implied consent" laws as remedies. 7. States should adopt uniform rules of the road. 8. Separate driver licenses should be established for motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc. The federal act provides matching funds to help states and local governments meet standards of the act, and provides monetary penalties for tl10se not meeting the standards. Indianapolis racing veteran Chuck Stevenson will present a nationally acclaimed Highway Safety Program for Atlanta area high school students in appearances from March 22 to April 19. The program, sponsored by Champion Spark Plug Company, is in its twelfth year and has ben presented to over 10 million teen-agers throghout the United States. Stevenson's basic message is one which draws comparisons between driving on the speedway versus the highway, emphasizing safety. �f or Your Safety The Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council 1130 Commerce Bldg. Telephone: 688-3411 .. ... President George Goodwin ......... ........ Bill C. Wainwright .. . .. ...... Vice President Mrs. Lucille S. Huffman .... Vice President C. A. McNair .. .. ............ .......... ...... ...... Treasurer Edmund W. Hughes .. .... .... Managing Diredar The Georgia Motor Trucking Association in cooperation with the Atlanta Motor Freight Agents Association has introduced a new comic character, Freeway Fred, with timely tips for truck drivers. Reproduced here is the first of a series of posters with freeway safe driving tips. Take Cl Tip f'rClm FREEWAY rREP. .. yoll CAN heL'P ~;f//J exJressllJay traffic! ~,--,--,---- .i..:..,,...-~_ :~ Two abM;J,d meani; do(.lble trouble You might cr eafe a p 11/e oi1 robble / '3ACK OFF - Lf:T HIM PASS! Legislative Aaion N eeded Included in the Atl anta Traffic and Safety Council's report on decreasing traffic fatalities were fo ur legislative proposals. They are: I. T he return of t he right to use radar to Ge orgia ci ties. 2. Th e impl ied conse nt la w to e nforce drunk driv ing la ws. 3. Driver Education mad e a vailable in every publi c school. 4 . Per iod ic re-exa mination for drivers' licenses. These proposals are endorsed by a number of local and state organizati ons. ,r ~ !_._ ~,\ ~J;...._ / ' I i,r. (I I , :,i_~I ~,,r, (;/ow-poke pe1i;5/ng block.: fhe lane6/11es l'cder lt>af'..t'/c /of..:- of pa/11/ PA.;~ ONLY WHEN YOt.J CAN DO IT PK'OMP'TL-V/ ~i~~ -~ ~ ~ ~;~~- A rule fo t1se as you roll a long : II' you .day R/61/T you won'f qo wronq/ KJ.IT Rl(i-lff Wl-lENEVER YOlJ C A /'J { ~ f '143.215.248.55 16:57, 29 December 2017 (EST)'#1/~- f c::-::::, ·... .,.,.·~ ~ ~ IP,11, ~~ ' r.o t /' - - -- (i\~q -~, 1 James E. Civil s, (standing) National Safety Council Regional Director, presented the annual Traffic Inventory Anal ys is for Georgia before the Legislative T raffic Safety Study Committee. Committee Chairman Bill Williams is shown studying t he report, which provided the basis for man y of the proposals for action being presen t ed to t he 1967 General Asse mbly. - ~ ~ /Jiy~ 71,e f'1
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 7

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  • Text: he Rac wshet er ee eo Atauk Wednesday, September 13th Ann, I called Ed Hughes office . . . he was out and I talked to his secretary. . The September 28th. "hold" on the calendar is for the annual meeting of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council. . . Dr. Wm. Hadden, Director of the National Highway Safety Bureau is going to be the speaker... they are expecting some 400 people... . it will be at 12:15 at the American Motor Hotel... they are most anxious for Mr. Allen to be present if possible. .. they are getting out the letters this week. I told her that the Mayor has another commitment that requires his presence also, and that we would let them know definitely. Betty
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Box 21, Folder 45, Document 8

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  • Text: August 22, 1967 Mr. Edmund W. Hughes Managing Director Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Suite 1130, Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ed: Your letter of August 10, 1967, addressed to Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor, is being referred to Karl Bevins, Traffic Engineer. We have discussed this matter with Karl and he is somewhat familiar with the program known as "TOPICS", We are requesting him to make a further study of the program and to advise us as to what will be necessary for the City to participate in the program. We shall keep you advised. Sincerely, R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant REL:eo
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