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Media Advisory

Leggett to Announce “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” Campaign Regarding Distracted Driving and Distracted Walking

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 11 a.m.

Glenmont Local Park

3201 Randolph Rd., Wheaton

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will announce an education and enforcement effort regarding distracted driving and distracted walking. The campaign will educate drivers and pedestrians about avoiding distractions while in the roadway. It will include an enforcement component, as well.

The “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” campaign is part of Montgomery County’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce severe and fatal collisions among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians. The National Safety Council has identified April as Distracted Driving Awareness month.

Leggett will be joined by Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Police Traffic Division Thomas Didone, and Montgomery County Public Schools Supervisor of Health and Physical Education Cara Grant.

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Release ID: 18-148
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll  240-777-6533