Warmer weather means more people will be out on foot and on bicycles this spring. So the Prince William County Police Department invites County residents to help observe pedestrian and bicyclist safety during the “Street Smart” education and enforcement campaign, observed the week of April 14 to May 11, 2014.
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:
- running red lights,
- running stop signs, and
- driving without headlights at night, or at any time when visibility is reduced.
The 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:
- Using Crosswalks
- Obeying Traffic Signals
- Looking left-right-left before turning, changing lanes
- Slowing Down
- Stopping for Pedestrians