pedestrian safety

February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media, Feb. 11

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro discusses the Veirs Mill land use plan, pedestrian safety, E. Booke Lee Middle School and other topics. Here’s the video:        

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Northwest Students Create Pedestrian Safety PSA

Northwest High School students teamed up with Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital to produce a public service announcement about pedestrian safety. The video, which was directed by students Rishabh Karanth and Logan Loewenstien, features a student walking to school. As she’s walking through Germantown, she receives a […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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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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