The CountyStat program conducted its ninth review of progress on the County Executive’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative on Monday, May 14, 2012. The results indicate the decline in county-wide pedestrian collisions and fatalities continued in 2011. Not only have there been fewer pedestrian collisions but also a decline in the severity of injuries resulting from collisions.
- 8% County-wide Reduction in Pedestrian Collisions in 2011
- Reduction in Severity of Pedestrian Collisions
- Decline in Pedestrian Fatalities for Third Year
- 72% Decline of Collisions for Safe Routes to School
- 45% Decline of Collisions in High Incidence Areas
- 35% Decline of Collisions Where Traffic Calming Employed
Montgomery County is committed to achieving data-driven results to reduce the frequency and severity of pedestrian collisions. These periodic reviews have become a critical and valuable part of implementing the County Executive’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative. By reviewing data and information from the program, the County works to assure that effective strategies are being employed to improve pedestrian safety. Information evaluated in these reviews provides vital direction on how best to target activities that are reducing the number of pedestrian collisions in the County. A press release has been issued on the conclusions of this most recent CountyStat review.
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Previous CountyStat Review Presentations can be seen on the County’s CountyStat web site and are listed by dates of the review. Click on the dates to review the presentation: