Snapshots: Traffic Fatalities, 1946

Traffic Fatality Sign (1946)

April, 1946- In a public education effort to cut down upon traffic fatalities, a sign on the east lawn of Old City Hall marked the number of days between such events. From its installation in 1940 to its removal in late 1947, the highest number it ever displayed was “08.”
– RJ White


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3 comments for “Snapshots: Traffic Fatalities, 1946

  1. Felix
    May 30, 2008 at 10:47 am

    And most of the time that sign was up the gas rationing was in effect.

  2. June 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    No joke: “[The Mill Mountain star] used to turn red whenever there was a traffic fatality or drunk driving accident in Roanoke Valley — but that role has been ended.”

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