bicyclist safety

June 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Urge Drivers and Pedestrians to Stay Alert Following Fatal Incident

Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone, who oversees the Montgomery County Police Department’s Traffic Division, is urging both drivers and pedestrians to use caution on the roads. His warning comes amid the first fatality this year regarding a pedestrian this past weekend. As summer break approaches for students across Montgomery County Public Schools, Didone said […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Green Pavement Markings Installed in Silver Spring as MoCo Leads Way in Bicycle Safety on State Highways

Montgomery County is the first in the state to have protected bicycle infrastructure on State highways, according to a recent news release from the office of Council Vice President Hans Riemer. Green pavement markings were installed in downtown Silver Spring along certain intersections. The green paint markings are aimed at improving visibility, and thus safety, […]

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Registration Open For Takoma Park’s Safe Routes to School 5k Challenge

Registration is now open for Takoma Park’s 9th Annual Safe Routes to School 5k Challenge on May 7, according to a news release. The goal of this challenge is to promote safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The run also promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for residents. Money raised from the race will support the […]

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