Department of Transportation Hosts First Family Safety Day

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has partnered with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations to host the county’s first ever free Safety Day. The goal of Safety Day is to promote road safety and encourage drivers, bicyclists and walkers to be safe and alert while on the roads.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Building a culture of safety in Montgomery County starts with our kids. Safety Day provides the perfect opportunity for kids and parents alike to learn new skills in a safe and fun environment,” said Wade Holland, the County’s Vision Zero coordinator.

A variety of people from the community and county agencies will be at the event promoting the health benefits of biking and walking. The event will also entail free food, games, raffles and giveaways centered around road safety.

The creation of Safety Day is a part of the county Vision Zero initiative which is focused on ending traffic-related deaths by 2030. The effort is geared towards changing plans and designs for roads and making sure roads are safe no matter the form of travel.

More highlights from the event include a pop-up traffic garden, street design simulator, MCDOT and Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Mascots, a bike clinic and a street smart virtual reality experience.



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Alexandra Macia

About Alexandra Macia

My name is Alexandra and I am a journalism major at the University of Maryland. I am currently an intern at Montgomery Community Media.


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