pedestrian safety

August 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman, Friedson also shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision […]

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August 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Insight Into Pedestrian Involved Crashes Throughout The County

Montgomery County police gave some insight into pedestrian involved crashes throughout Montgomery County. Capt. Thomas Didone says this is a Vision Zero community, meaning officials are working to get all fatal crashes down to zero.   Within the past couple of weeks alone, there have been two fatal pedestrian involved incidents in Montgomery County. UPDATE: […]

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June 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Law Increases Fine for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Busses

Not stopping for a school bus in the state of Maryland can cost motorists a hefty fine. A new bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan went into effect on June 1. After police reported a significant number of motorists who were driving around stopped school buses with red lights flashing and kids getting on or […]

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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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