New Campaign Warns Drivers, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists to Exercise Caution
In April, the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments kicked of its Spring Street Smart campaign, offering safety tips to prevent pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and injuries in the DC metro area. Click here to read more.
Montgomery County Police Focus Enforcement Efforts on Pedestrian Safety
During the months of April, May, and June, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) has been focusing enforcement efforts on pedestrian safety. MCPD has been conducting a number of operations at locations with marked crosswalks and areas that have been identified as pedestrian High Incidence Areas (HIAs) -- those with more pedestrian collisions. Police are issuing citations to both drivers and pedestrians who are breaking the law. Click here to read more.
Webinar Features Montgomery County’s Pedestrian Safety Program
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership in the Greater Washington region hosted a webinar on June 5 about Montgomery County’s approach to improving pedestrian safety. Speakers shared data detailing the results of the program and discussed engineering, education and enforcement efforts that are reducing the severity of pedestrian collisions and the number of collisions in targeted, high risk areas. Click here to read more.
Progress on Pedestrian Safety Noted at CountyStat Review
An analysis at a May 8, 2013 CountyStat review of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative showed that County efforts to improve pedestrian safety are having a positive effect. In 2012, the most severe collisions resulting in debilitating injury (Level 4) or death (Level 5) decreased by 20 percent and fatalities dropped to an all-time low of 0.6 per 100,000 people. Click here to read more.
Volunteers Wanted - Join Our Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Brigade!
Over the past several months, the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Police Department (MCPD), in coordination with the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), have been working with several members of the Wheaton community who are interested in participating in pedestrian safety outreach efforts. Click here to read more.
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