Middle Schoolers Conducting Road Safety Survey

What would you do to make Newtown's roads safer?

A group of Newtown Middle School students want to know — and they plan to pass your suggestions on to Newtown Public Works.

As part of a class project, students Michael Arther, Connor DiNallo, Ravi Ahuja and Dyllon Chowdhury (along with team coach Fred Arther) have set up a short survey asking Newtown residents about the most significant traffic hazards and issues in town.

The students posted this request to Newtown Patch's boards:

"Hi, we are a group of 8th grade students from the Newtown Middle School with the intent of making our roads safer. This short survey is meant to establish a thorough understanding of road improvements that need to be made. The information gathered in this survey will be distributed to the Public Works Department of Newtown. They then can use this information to make our roads and lives safer."

The survey even allows participants to rate the severity of the issue and suggest a solution — everything from a stop sign to a guard rail to an improved line of sight.

To take the survey yourself, visit their SurveyMonkey submission page. The students say they've already received more than 40 entries.
Street Safety Squad January 16, 2014 at 04:10 PM
As of 4:00pm, we have received over 75 responses to our survey! Tomorrow we will be meeting with the Public Works Department to discuss the results. We have begun to compile the data, and because of that, we have closed it to more responses. Thank you all for your great input!


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