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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June 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Girl Scouts Promote Crosswalk Use Along Route 355 in Gaithersburg

The Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 274 teamed up with Gaithersburg Police on June 7th to promote pedestrian safety alongside Route 355 at Summit Avenue. The troop members are working to complete their Bronze Award project by “promoting crosswalk use.” “We applaud the Girl Scouts of Troop 274 for their willingness to help us in […]

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January 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

Fatal Accident Closes Portion of Muncaster Mill Road

UPDATED Montgomery County police and fire rescue units responded to a serious, multi-vehicle crash in the 7900 block of Muncaster Mill Road around 2:24 p.m. on Jan. 24. On his Twitter account, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham said two vehicles were involved and two pedestrians were struck. Graham said a total of five patients were […]

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August 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Needs Volunteers to Track Bicyclists

The city of Rockville needs volunteers to help count bicyclists and pedestrians around Rockville as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. The project aims to have more accurate counts of bicyclists and pedestrians to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes of transportation. Volunteers are needed for shifts on three […]

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July 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Sam’s Club Ax, 911 Tapes Released

UPDATED 7/25/13 Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services has released an audio file of the 911 call from the July 23 accident at Sam’s Club. #f130082015_610_N_Frederick_Ave_911_1_Redacted   Montgomery County police are investigating why the driver of a Buick LeSabre struck a pedestrian and then drove into a building today (July 23 ) shortly before 1 pm. […]

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May 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Street Smart

During the month of April, the Gaithersburg Police Department conducted five Street Smart initiatives to increase awareness of driver and pedestrian safety through education and enforcement efforts. The initiatives were supported by a grant from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Highway Safety Office. Due to high pedestrian traffic and recent events, the locations chosen for […]

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