Street Smart kicked off its 2010 Safety Awareness Campaign on Thursday, March 23, with a “Speed Kills” Demonstration. This very successful event was held at the intersection of Sligo Avenue and Chicago Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The demonstration graphically displayed how speeding eliminates the ability of drivers to avoid pedestrian collisions -- how driving the speed limit can save lives. The key message to be remembered from the demonstration is: Speed Kills -- obeying speed limits is a life-or-death obligation for all drivers. The consequences if you don’t can be truly horrific. To see a video displaying this demonstration, go to the website: BeStreetSmart.net.
This 2010 Safety Awareness Campaign will continue through April, 2010. See Campaign Background Materials:
- Press Conference Agenda
- Press Release
- Regional Traffic Fatalities 1998-2008
- Montgomery County Traffic Fatalities 2004-2009
- Regional Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet
- Speed and Stopping Distance Demonstration Facts