Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MCDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Organizing Upcoming Pedestrian and Bike Safety Events

Students learning crosswalk safety

Nadji Kirby, MCDOT’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator with the Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations, is working with Montgomery County Public Schools, AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Montgomery County Police Department to organize school-based activities to promote safe walking and biking over the next few weeks.

The activities include:

An “Otto the Auto” presentation at Sherwood Elementary School by AAA Mid-Atlantic.  Otto is a three-foot-tall, remote-controlled, talking car that engages children in fun and memorable traffic safety exercises. Otto stresses the importance of pedestrian safety, bike safety, buckling seat belts, and sitting in child safety seats. 

A Crosswalk Simulation training by Kirby at Sligo Creek Elementary School for five kindergarten classes that teaches kids how to cross the street safely.

Bike rodeos conducted by the Physical Education teacher at Oakview Elementary School. 

Learn more about Safe Routes to School.