Pedestrian Collisions Decline in 2014
That’s the word from the county’s Department of Transportation.
Pedestrian collisions declined by 16 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, from 483 to 405, according to stats released this week.
Most significantly, severe collisions – – where pedestrians are either killed or incapacitated by their injuries – – declined by 13 percent to an eight year low of 74, compared with 85 in 2013. Nine pedestrians were killed in 2014, compared to 13 in 2013.
A reduction in speeding resulting from traffic calming, the use of speed cameras and other safety improvements implemented under County Executive Ike Leggett’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative are credited with reducing the severity of pedestrian collisions in Montgomery County.