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Montgomery County Police to Conduct Pedestrian Enforcement

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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In an effort to place focus on pedestrian safety, MCPD will be conducting a number of traffic enforcement operations at locations with marked crosswalks and areas that have been identified as pedestrian High Incidence Areas (HIAs) – areas with a higher frequency of pedestrian collisions.

During this enforcement, police will be issuing citations to both drivers and pedestrians who are in violation of the law. Officers will stop drivers who do not yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and officers will stop pedestrians who do not cross the street at crosswalks.

WHY: As daylight hours shorten, MCP reminds motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to be extra vigilant. The goal of improving pedestrian safety in our neighborhoods is a long-term commitment. Drivers and pedestrians must both follow traffic laws and act responsibly in their respective roles.

WHEN: Tomorrow, November 4

WHERE: At locations on Route 355 from Germantown to Bethesda and at locations on Georgia Avenue from Connecticut Avenue to University Boulevard.


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Release ID: 15-359
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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