Bethesda “Sting” Results
Montgomery County traffic officers conducted a pedestrian enforcement sting on May 9 in the 6300 block of Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.
During the enforcement from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
–77 traffic citations were issued
–56 drivers were issued citations for failing to stop for a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk
–1 person arrested and charged with a drug offense
During this pedestrian enforcement, plain clothes officers dressed in bright clothing cross the street in marked crosswalks. Officers stop vehicles that do not yield to the plain clothes officers or other pedestrians in the crosswalk, and drivers are issued citations. General traffic law is also enforced. Traffic Division officers will continue this type of pedestrian enforcement throughout the month of May.