Street Smart is launching their spring safety campaign to remind area drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to be alert and obey traffic safety laws. To make sure they do, area police will be stepping up enforcement and will ticket and fine violators – whether on foot, a bike, or behind the wheel.
As part of the campaign, there will be a street team providing on-the-ground pedestrian safety education in downtown Bethesda (along Wisconsin Avenue) on Tuesday, April 29, from 4-7pm. Bethesda Transportation Solutions and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation will also have a tent set up outside of the Bethesda Metro station on Tuesday where you can come and pick up information and some swag! There will also be a Safety Zone event held in downtown Silver Spring on Tuesday, May 6 from 4-7pm.
Street Smart reminds everyone to share the road and look out for each other.
- If you’re driving, watch for people in crosswalks and stop for walkers and cyclists.
- If you’re biking, ride in the direction of traffic and stop at red lights.
- And if you’re walking, cross in the crosswalk and wait for the "walk" signal.