Friday, September 20, 2013

Silver Spring Jazz Festival and Taste of Bethesda Attendees Pledge for Pedestrian Safety

The crosswalk covered in pedestrian and driver safety pledges.
The Pedestrian and Driver Pledge Crosswalk
At the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 7 and the Taste of Bethesda on October 5, over 200 people pledged to make Montgomery County safer for pedestrians. Kids and adults chose to make either the driver or the pedestrian pledge.


Participants of all ages made the pedestrian safety pledge
Participants of all ages made the pledge
Drivers pledged to:

  • Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Obey all traffic signals and signs
  • Watch for pedestrians while turning
  • Drive at the speed limit
  • Drive without texting or talking on the phone
Pedestrians pledged to:

  • Always use crosswalks
  • Cross with the "walk" symbol
  • Wear bright at night
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Walk without texting
  • Look for cars in all directions before crossing
Participants decorated a foot for the pedestrian pledge, or eyes for the driver pledge and added them to the crosswalk. The completed crosswalk shows how engaged and dedicated our residents are to increasing safety on our roads.

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