Friday, July 28, 2017

Imagination Bethesda - A Huge Success!

The Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Initiative participated in the 23rd Annual Imagination Bethesda on June 3, 2017. This children’s street festival was a huge success and we were excited to be part of it.

Children and parents were invited to our tent to take the walk and drive safe pledge.

Pledging to walk safe means: 
  • Always using crosswalks.
  • Pushing the walk button and wait for the walk signal before crossing.
  • Looking left, right, left before crossing the street.
  • Establishing eye contact with drivers – see them see you!
  • Wearing reflective and bright clothing while walking at night.
Pledging to drive safe means
  • Be alert for pedestrians when driving.
  • When approaching a crosswalk, reduce your speed and be prepared to stop.
  •  When you are stopped at a crosswalk, allow enough room between your vehicle and the crosswalk so other drivers can see the pedestrians you have stopped for.
  • Do not pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks. They may have stopped for a pedestrian to pass.
Our tent was filled with children and parents throughout the day decorating the pledge while discussing safety tips with our Pedestrian Safety team. After children and parents completed their pledges we hung them up on our crosswalk pledge banner. All participants received a variety of goodies including our green reflective drawstring bag, coloring books, and safety brochures.

We had so much fun and hope to see you next year!

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