Friday, June 28, 2013

Montgomery County Police Join Intensive Regionwide Enforcement of Pedestrian Safety Laws

Each spring, Montgomery County Police participate in the Washington region’s Street Smart campaign to educate drivers and pedestrians about their shared responsibility for pedestrian safety. An important component of this effort is stepped up enforcement.

During May, County Police conducted 12 stings in locations that experience more pedestrian crashes and issued a total of 271 citations and 52 warnings to drivers and 16 citations to pedestrians. In addition, another 90 citations were issued in March and April of 2013.

Locations of the May enforcement activities were:
  • 5/8 Veirs Mill Rd. & Turkey Branch Pkwy.
  • 5/9 Democracy Blvd. (WJHS)
  • 5/14 Democracy Blvd. (WJHS)
  • 5/15 Wootton HS
  • 5/21 Bethesda ES
  • 5/22 Randolph Rd. & Blue Hill
  • 5/23 Muddy Branch Rd. & Suffield Dr.
  • 5/24 Piney Branch Rd.
  • 5/30 Piney Branch Rd.
  • 5/31 Aircraft Dr./Transit Stop
During 2013, Montgomery County Police are focusing their pedestrian safety enforcement efforts on drivers. During the first quarter of this year, 107 collisions involving pedestrians were reported.

Information on pedestrian safety enforcement and traffic laws is available online.