Monday, October 5, 2015

Police Conducting Distracted Driving Enforcements; Reminds Drivers to Give Cyclists Plenty of Space While Passing

On Saturday, September 26, Montgomery Police 2nd District Commander Falcinelli sent area residents a community message about safety that included a caution about distracted driving, which he said is one of the biggest offenses contributing to crashes. To reduce collisions, Montgomery County Police are conducting cell phone enforcement operations. Two already completed along River Road resulted in more than fifty citations/warnings. Learn more about Maryland’s laws that prohibit using handheld cell phones while driving. 

Falcinelli also shared the information that a highly valued member of our community recently lost his life in a tragic cycling crash. He reminded motorists to obey Maryland law giving cyclists three feet of space when passing. Read more about bike safety and Maryland’s bicycle laws.