Topsail Beach was one of two coastal towns that made the 2013 list of traffic safe communities announced Wednesday by the AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety.


Topsail Beach was one of two coastal towns that made the 2013 list of traffic safe communities announced Wednesday by the AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety.



Topsail Beach was "grand winner" for towns with populations less than 10,000. According to a news release, the town has lowered the speed limit in areas that have a large volume of pedestrians and cut foliage back from roadways to help with visibility. It was first recognized as a traffic safe community in 2009.



Caswell Beach was also on the list for small communities, named an outstanding traffic safe community.



A total of 17 localities were recognized for efforts made in traffic safety over the past year during the 10th annual awards luncheon in Durham.