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South Georgia city scores an "A" in traffic management

Valdosta - Traffic can be a commuter's nightmare, but one South Georgia city is working hard to keep traffic flowing smoothly.

The City of Valdosta recently took park in the National Traffic Safety Report Card. The self assessment test allows cities to evaluate the operation, management and maintenance of traffic signals.

Poor management of these signals can effect overall traffic congestion, travel time and accident rates.

With the national average being a "D", City Engineer Von Shipman estimates the City of Valdosta scored an "A".

"Getting an "A" reflects the strong commitment by our elected officials, City Manager and the Engineering Department staff to move traffic in Valdosta safely and as conveniently as possible," said City Engineer Von Shipman.

In the next year Von Shipman hopes to implement additional coordinated traffic patterns improving travel time and reducing congestion throughout the city.

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