distracted driving

April 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Others Decry Deaths from Distracted Driving

Half of all drivers involved in severe or fatal crash in Montgomery County were driving distracted, looking at their cell phones and sending texts. “The statistics revealed that looking at our phones while in the roadway is deadly,” County Executive Ike Leggett said Thursday. “While at the wheel of a vehicle our job is to […]

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November 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Delivers Top 10 List This Holiday Season (VIDEO)

At a news conference about holiday safety in Clarksburg, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger delivered his top ten list for staying safe during the holiday season. His message was directed at residents who are walking, driving and shopping at this busy time of year. You can watch Manger count down his top ten list, […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving Along I-270

Maryland troopers and Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted and aggressive driving along I-270 in Montgomery County. On Wednesday morning, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., police pulled over 129 motorists and issued 119 traffic citations and 69 warnings. According to a news release from the Maryland State Police Department, this joint […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Cite Dozens of Drivers in Montgomery County for Distracted Driving (PHOTO)

Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Montgomery County police officers cited dozens of drivers during a directed enforcement earlier today on River Road at Goldsboro Road, and at the entrance ramp from Clopper Road onto southbound I-270 with the assistance of Maryland State Police. At River Road at Goldsboro Road, police […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Adopts Vision Zero to Reduce Traffic Deaths (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously adopted Vison Zero at this week’s meeting, and local leaders say they hope the state of Maryland will follow their lead. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke talked to local leaders and community members about why this initiative is so important.

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January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Plans to Join “Vision Zero” Program to Eliminate Traffic Deaths (VIDEO)

Local leaders and community activists gathered at the Montgomery County Council chambers today to announce the Council’s effort to eliminate traffic deaths on Montgomery County roads by joining the national Vision Zero program. The Vision Zero initiative actually began in Sweden. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is spearheading the local effort, with the support of all […]

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November 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Police Focus on Pedestrian Safety Around the County

Montgomery County police officers are launching a number of traffic safety enforcement operations around the county today. According to a police department advisory, police officers are targeting Route 355 from Germantown to Bethesda and Georgia Avenue from Connecticut Avenue to University Boulevard for extra enforcement today. Police said they are focusing on locations with marked […]

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Day of Action Set for Nov. 3rd Following Traffic Fatalities

Following two fatal accidents, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner has announced that Nov. 3rd will be a “Day of Action” when it comes to traffic safety. This event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the Little Falls Library near the communities along Massachusetts Avenue and River Road in Bethesda that have been the […]

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October 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Issue Dozens of Citations for Distracted Driving at River Road and Goldsboro Road

Montgomery County police officers were looking for distracted drivers in the area of River Road and Goldsboro Road on Tuesday morning and officers cited dozens of them. According to police, the two-hour enforcement focused on identifying drivers who were distracted by either texting while driving or using their hands to use a phone while driving. […]

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April 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 2, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are your five things to know today, April 2, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services and Government Operations committees meet today. Here’s the agenda. 2. Students are Westland Middle School in Bethesda can’t use their lockers until after spring break after a data breach released information about student […]

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