pedestrian safety

December 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Friedson Leads Walking Tour of Bethesda to Discuss Pedestrian Issues

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, on his third day on the job, led a group of residents and county officials Wednesday through chilly Bethesda to discuss challenges residents and shopowners face in the central business district. Among the top issues — pedestrian safety.  

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November 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Woman Faces Life-Threatening Injuries After Rockville Collision

The Past Day Has Been Dangerous for Pedestrians A woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she was struck trying to cross a Rockville street, a Montgomery County police statement said. The woman was one of several pedestrians hurt over the weekend. She was hurt about 5:20 p.m. Monday, trying to cross Beall Avenue […]

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November 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Effort Hopes Virtual Reality Helps End Pedestrian Accidents

A high-tech effort to educate drivers about pedestrian safety kicked off Thursday in Silver Spring where motorists can don a virtual reality visor to see how quickly they can react to unexpected pedestrians and bicyclists in the roadway. It’s a problem Montgomery County has been fighting for years. “I think a lot of it is […]

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October 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

School Superintendent Smith Meets with the Media

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith met with reporters Thursday in his first regular press conference. The school system plans to meet with reporters every month. Smith described new programs and other details about the MCPS. The school system has 163,000 students. He touted the rebuilt Thomas Edison School of Technology, Mental Health Awareness […]

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October 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Asks Hogan for Greater Pedestrian Safety on Georgia Avenue

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan requesting greater pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue, near where four Kennedy High School students were struck by a car as they were walking to a school bus stop. The letter asks the state to reduce the speed limit on Georgia Avenue, now […]

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August 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Remind Drivers and Pedestrians About Back-to-School Safety

When Lindsay McGarity is not busy in her role as the resident chair for the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors, she’s a busy mom of two.  As the countdown for school begins, she’s asking drivers to use caution so kids can get to and from school safely. “Cars drive really fast and we […]

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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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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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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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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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