Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Street Teams Plan More Pedestrian Safety Education Events in November

With fewer hours of daylight, fall and winter are the times of the year that are the most dangerous for pedestrians as people may be traveling in the dark during both the morning and evening rush hours. It is vitally important for drivers to watch out for pedestrians and for pedestrians to make themselves visible. Pedestrians can do this by wearing bright or reflective clothing, walking in well-lit areas, and carrying a flashlight.

To spread the word about pedestrian safety, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Initiative teams are talking to pedestrians and distributing safety tips, reflective bags and zipper pulls at the following locations in November:

November 2:   Blair High School Outreach (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.)                    
November 4:   Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments StreetSmart Street Team, Silver  Spring Transit Center
November 7:   Fresh Market, Congressional Plaza near Halpine Road (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
November 9:   Bethesda Street Team (4 to 7 p.m.)                           
November 12: Wheaton Metro Street Team (4 to 7 p.m.)                 
November 14: Tentative - Bethesda Trader Joes (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
November 17: Silver Spring Street Team (4 to 7 p.m.)