May 4, 2017

Montgomery County Participates in Regional “Be Street Smart” Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Education and Enforcement Campaign

Pictured L to R: MDOT Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Erich Kolig, Director DMV's VA Highway Safety Office John Saunders, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Leggett, MDOT Chief MD Highway Safety Office Tom Gianni, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski, friend of D.C. pedestrian crash victim David Narvaez, DDOT Deputy Director Jeff Marootian and Advocate and friend of Narvaez, Michelle Adams.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined other regional leaders and members of law enforcement to kick off the Council of Government's regional “Be Street Smart” pedestrian and bicyclist safety education and enforcement campaign. Due to strong Montgomery County commitment to improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety, fatalities and serious collisions have dropped significantly in the County over the past several years.

This campaign will target areas with high crash rates to focus the attention of travelers in especially dangerous locations. In addition, police departments throughout the region will support the campaign with increased enforcement of traffic safety laws in these “pedestrian alert zones.”

For more information go to Press Release.