December 4, 2014
A Holiday Safety Reminder: “Heads Up in Parking Lots”
This has become such an issue that Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett made reducing pedestrian collisions a priority of his administration.
In support of the Executive’s priority, the Public Information Office began working on a public education campaign in July 2013 to help reduce the number and severity of parking lot collisions. Staff started working with property managers and owners of private parking lots to develop the campaign due to the fact that 83 percent of the collisions in 2012 occurred in private, retail lots.
The campaign slogan developed reflects a simple, direct message that tells pedestrians and drivers what to do: “Heads Up in Parking Lots: Don’t run over people. Don’t get run over.”
Learn more about the parking lot safety campaign on the County’s website.