November 7, 2016
Washington Metro Region Launches Annual Street Smart Pedestrian Safety Campaign
On November 4, Montgomery County joined other regional partners in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia to kick-off the annual fall Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign. Safety experts warn that the end of daylight saving time this month will bring darker evening commuting hours and greater risks for pedestrians and bicyclists. Last year in November and December, crashes involving pedestrians in the region spiked with more than 550 incidents, 21 percent higher than average. Safety is a shared responsibility between drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Please take a moment to read these important safety tips at press release.