Police to Participate in Spring Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Aware

Published on April 17, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. - On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Arlington County Police Department's Special Operations Section will be promoting the 2017 Spring Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Awareness Program in the Ballston area. Additionally, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, they will be in the Columbia Pike corridor.

Officers will enforce traffic laws at the following locations as part of this program:

April 21st from   3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Fairfax Drive and North Kenmore Street

May 2nd   from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Columbia Pike and South Oakland Street

The program is part of the 2017 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign which will run from April 17th through May 14th. The program aims to change pedestrian, driver and bicyclist behavior while reducing the number of traffic related crashes and injuries. To accomplish this, officers will ticket motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who violate traffic laws.

This program is part of the Arlington County Police Department's overall traffic safety program. These programs are designed to carry out education and enforcement campaigns throughout the year in order to ensure everyone shares the roads safely. Pedestrians and bicyclists account for a quarter of the traffic fatalities in the region, nearly 90 deaths per year.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to pay attention to one another and always proceed with caution and care for each other's safety. For additional safety information, please visit the Street Smart website.

Members of the media are invited to attend either event.