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Street Smart Education and Enforcement Campaign for Pedestrian Safety

From Prince William County Police Department:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . The Prince William County Police Department invites County residents to help observe pedestrian and bicyclist safety during the “Street Smart” education and enforcement campaign during the week of April 10-16.

This campaign is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motor vehicles. During the campaign, police officers will focus attention on vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle violations that are known to contribute to these types of crashes:

• speeding, 

• running red lights, 

• running stop signs, and 

• not using headlights at night, or at any time when visibility is reduced. 

Conditions that may reduce visibility include rain, fog, or any other situation where drivers can’t clearly see people or vehicles that are 500 feet away, or whenever windshield wipers are in use. There will also be an emphasis on drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

Campaign’s Goals:

 To change motorist and pedestrian behavior, and reduce injuries and crashes;

 To increase awareness of the consequences of pedestrian and bicycle crashes;

 To recommend actions to reduce risks, such as:

            *Use the Crosswalks,

            *Obey Signals,

            *Look Left-Right-Left,

            *Slow Down,

            *Stop for Pedestrians.

By working together, we can help reduce traffic crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists, thus making our County a safer one in which to live, work and play.

For more information, contact the Traffic Unit at 703-792-7254.