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Media Advisory

Leggett to Announce Latest Phase of Campaign to Reduce Pedestrian Collisions in Parking Lots

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 1 p.m.


Wheaton Market Place

Public Parking Lot 13, 11219 Grandview Avenue, Silver Spring


Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will describe the latest phase of the County’s ongoing education campaign to improve pedestrian safety and reduce pedestrian collisions in parking lots.  About one in four pedestrian collisions occur in parking lots in Montgomery County.  In 2015, one in ten of those collisions resulted in incapacitating or disabling injuries.


Joining Leggett will be Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer and Police Lieutenant Nicholas Augustine.


Note to Editors: On this day, County staff will be distributing pedestrian safety materials to shoppers in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton. In Wheaton, distribution will begin right after the press conference.


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Release ID: 16-140
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507