Did you know that 1 in 8 middle school students cross the street distracted? Most were frequently texting or wearing headphones. Is this a problem at your school? You can make a difference and talk to your friends about crossing the street safely and the dangers of distractions.

There are lots of ways to get involved. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Duwan Morris, 240-777-7169 or [email protected]  with the Montgomery County Safe Routes to School program.


  1. Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  2. The further you walk in the road, the more danger you are in.
  3. Don’t cross where drivers can’t see you or if you can’t see far down the road.
  4. Always stop at the curb or edge of road.
  1. Sometimes it is too dangerous to cross, so find a safer route or someone to help.
  2. Parked cars are dangerous and may start moving.
  3. Look carefully in all directions.
  4. Look out for driveways.
  5. Listen carefully for traffic.
  6. Wear bright colors and reflective markers!

Safe Routes to School Ambassador – SRTS needs students like you to help champion walking and biking! There are several ways you can get involved in your community and at your school and make a real difference. Volunteers lead campaigns, organize bike and walk events, and assist with various other activities. To learn more click  here.

Middle School Students’ Video Corner


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