Latest StreetSmart Event focuses on Piney Branch High Incident Area
County Executive Leggett joined State, local, and regional leaders for another StreetSmart event to improve pedestrian safety
. The installation of special curb markings along a segment of Piney Branch Road
-- the first of its kind in Maryland – was the focus. The markers indicate where it is and is not safe for pedestrians to cross the street. They remind us to think twice before crossing mid-block and risking injury or death.
In addition to engineering enhancements, education teams on the street are intervening when they see unsafe behaviors
, and County Police are issuing tickets
to drivers and pedestrians who are not obeying the law.
The County has moved aggressively since 2007 -- when the Executive introduced his Pedestrian Safety Initiative -- to reduce pedestrian collisions and to make the community safer for walkers, bikers, and motorists. In eight High Incide ...more