Anaheim : AAA Honors City for Pedestrian Safety Record

The city’s pedestrian safety record was honored by the American Automobile Assn. during a Tuesday lunch at City Hall.

Anaheim was honored by the group for reducing pedestrian deaths 30%--from nine to three--since 1985, despite a population increase of 15,000.

“When you think of Disneyland drawing people from all over the world, it’s even more impressive that everyone gets around safely,” said Cathy Zaitz, a spokeswoman for AAA.

Anaheim has traffic safety awareness programs for everyone from schoolchildren to senior citizens and outstanding traffic planning, Zaitz said. Anaheim also won the AAA’s Grand Award in 1972.

Other county cities to be honored by the AAA this fall for pedestrian safety are Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Placentia, La Palma and Buena Park.