As part of our efforts to improve pedestrian safety in areas with the highest densities of collisions--called High Incident Areas in the County Executive's pedestrian safety initiative, MCDOT has launched a campaign aimed at high school students in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring. An event was held at the Montgomery Blair high school with a professional photographer taking pictures of competing teens’ eyes. The eyes of two winners will be 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!”
A group of Blair students was involved in developing the public education campaign aimed at teens. Collision data from this location show that those under 20 years of age and those over 50 have been involved in the most collisions, usually during daylight hours.
Montgomery Blair students will also have the opportunity to answer text message questions about pedestrian safety to win prizes, while learning to be safe walkers. Participating students will receive rubber wristbands featuring reminders of safe behaviors.
For more information, visit MCDOT's pedestrian safety website.