In a work session last week, Greensboro City Council reviewed a $1.7 million proposal to slow traffic and reduce accidents.

Some of the improvements included red light cameras and adding speed bump or cushions in neighborhoods. Another program would allow first responders to control traffic lights to proceed as quickly as needed.

Last year, the city had more than 10,000 crashes with 43 fatalities.

Mayor Nancy Vaughan says she was happy to hear speed bumps or cushions as a possibility.

"For years we've been told we can't do them and obviously we can," she says. "And I think we need to look at where we can deploy them."

City council could consider delaying other projects to fund the improvements. Vaughan says she would like to see some changes this fiscal year.

Greensboro Department of Transportation is expected to return by the end of October with more details.

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