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Helping Kids Stay Safe

 

To promote pedestrian safety, as nearly 142,000 local children are back in school, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced that new fixed pole speed cameras have been installed at White Oak Middle School, where speeding has been a chronic problem for many years. Two cameras were installed at the school – one for each direction of traffic on New Hampshire Ave. These are the first new, fixed pole cameras to be installed since 2009.

Police also announced that they will be enhancing traffic enforcement activities in school zones during the first few weeks of school.

Fixed pole speed cameras were first installed in Montgomery County in 2007. They have proven to be a deterrent to unsafe driving by reducing speeding. Montgomery County also uses mobile and portable cameras throughout the County in residential areas with speed limits of 35 mph or less or school zones. All locations are marked with “Photo Enforced” signs. A list of the speed enforcement areas is available on the County’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/safespeed.

Read more, on press release including safety advice for parents and kids. Plus, additional tips from the County’s Fire and Rescue Service.
CATEGORIES: Public Safety
POSTED AT: Saturday, September 04, 2010 | 7:00:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010