To promote pedestrian safety as children return to school on Monday, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will present the first progress report on the County’s speed camera program since it began in May and highlight the worst violations near schools. Leggett will announce the location of the first permanent camera at an intersection near a County high school which, over the summer, averaged nearly 50 speeding citations an hour.
Joining Leggett will be Montgomery County Council President Marilyn Praisner, Montgomery County Council Member Valerie Ervin, Delegate Bill Bronrott (D-16), School Board Member Patricia O’Neill, Montgomery County Police Commander of the 5th District Tom Didone, Wheaton High School Principal Kevin Lowndes and School Crossing Guard JoAnn Andre.
Note to Editors: School Crossing Guard JoAnn Andre, with more than 30 years experience, will talk about her personal experience observing speeders and reckless drivers.
Directions: From Washington, D.C., take Georgia Avenue north to Randolph Road. Turn left (west on Randolph). Turn right onto Bluhill Road. Parking is available in the Wheaton/Glenmont Pool parking lot. The press event will be held on the northeast corner of the intersection of Randolph and Bluhill roads.
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