Thursday, May 31, 2012
As part of the County’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety in areas with the highest densities of collisions, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has launched a campaign aimed at high school students in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring. Collision data from Four Corners show that those under 20 years of age and those over 50 have been involved in the most collisions, usually during daylight hours. A group of Blair students was involved in developing the public education campaign.
A professional photographer took pictures of competing teens’ eyes at Montgomery Blair High School and two students are now featured on posters that urge pedestrians to establish eye contact with drivers and look both ways before crossing the street. The theme? “See Them See You!” Participating students received rubber wristbands -- reminders of safe behaviors.
Montgomery Blair students also participated in a contest to answer text message questions about pedestrian safety to win prizes, while learning to be safe walkers.