UPDATE - Police to Participate in Spring Pedestrian and Bicyclist Saf

Published on April 11, 2018

UPDATED (May 2, 2018)The Pedestrian Enforcement Detail scheduled for tomorrow, May 3, a the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Oakland Street will now take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Va. - On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 the Arlington County Police Department's Special Operations Section will be promoting the 2018 Spring Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Awareness Program in the Virginia Square area. Additionally, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, they will be in the Columbia Pike corridor.

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

  • May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Fairfax Drive and North Kenmore Street

  • May 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Columbia Pike and South Oakland Street

The program is part of the 2018 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign which will run from April 16th through May 13th. 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.

Each year, pedestrians and bicyclists account for a quarter of the traffic fatalities in the region, nearly 90 deaths per year. The Arlington County Police Department participates in numerous enforcement campaigns throughout the year in support of its commitment to improving transportation safety in the County. These campaigns combine public education and high-visibility enforcement to ensure that all travelers share the road safely.

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 and remember to be a PAL—predictable, alert and lawful—while using the roadways.

Members of the media are invited to attend either event.

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