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The Department of Transportation (DOT) develops, manages, and operates the county's transportation s...

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Cobb County teaches “Street Smarts” in pedestrian safety video
The Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) debuted “Pete’s Street Smarts,” an educational ...

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Historic covered bridge to close for safety renovations in summer 2017
Metal support boxes will be constructed inside the landmark Concord Road covered bridge near Smyrna ...

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Traffic Management Plan for SunTrust Park
The Cobb County Police Department, in collaboration with the Cobb County Department of Transpor...

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Two-month Hembree Road closure begins May 24

Construction for the Pope High School roundabout will require the closure of Hembree Road to vehicular and pedestrian through traffic beginning at 6 p.m. May 24, 2017. The closure will be in place for nearly two months, through July 17. Work hours will likely extend into evenings and weekends, starting the first night of closure.

Cobb County teaches “Street Smarts” in pedestrian safety video

The Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) debuted “Pete’s Street Smarts,” an educational video on pedestrian safety for children, early this week. A collaboration between CCDOT, the Cobb County Safety Village, Safe Kids Cobb County and Cobb & Douglas Public Health, the animated short showcases what to do—and what not to do—when crossing roads.

Four key tips for traveling safely while walking are illustrated in the three-minute video, including avoiding distractions from devices and waiting to cross at intersections with the protection of the “walk” signal. The life-saving advice is delivered by a narrator, Pete, and presented onscreen through the actions of vividly colored characters. Techniques such as repetition, rhythm and rhyme are employed throughout to encourage retention for young viewers.