Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montgomery County Launches "Summer of Safety" Campaign

This week, Montgomery County launched a "Summer of Safety" education campaign that will use social media and online resources to help residents stay safe all summer.  Each week until the end of August, the campaign will focus on different summer safety topics that affect everyone. Week one begins with safety tips for swimming pools, the Potomac River and the summer storm season. The campaign concludes with a wide range of back-to-school safety reminders.

During the campaign, look for MCDOT's tips on pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety. In addition, kids who use Ride On during the summer will be reminded to cross behind the bus after exiting, instead of in front of the bus as they do when getting off school buses. Ride On has a summer discount that provides inexpensive travel options for kids.

County departments throughout the government will send daily safety message tweets using "#MoCoSafety."  Or, sign up to receive safety messages through weekly emails.

Check the Summer of Safety website for more tips about safety.