The Four Corners area has been identified as one of Montgomery County’s High Incidence areas for pedestrian collisions. Last year Montgomery County, with the help of Blair High School students, launched a pedestrian safety campaign aimed at improving pedestrian safety in the Four Corners area. In the spring, a professional photographer was invited to take pictures of competing student’s eyes. The eyes of the student two winners were featured on posters with the theme “Hey You, I’m Looking at You!” that will soon be appearing on Ride On buses. This year, the County will again be working in the Four Corners area to education pedestrians about safe behavior.
Please note that for the next several weeks, police will be enforcing pedestrian safety laws throughout the Four Corners area. Avoid getting a $50 ticket by making sure you follow the law. Here are some tips for how to be a safe pedestrian and driver:
- Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections.
- Begin crossing the street on “Walk” signals; never on a solid or flashing “Don’t Walk.”
- Use sidewalks. If none are available, walk facing traffic so you see vehicles, and drivers see you.
- Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
- Don’t block crosswalks when stopping at intersections.
- Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.
- Obey speed limits, signs, signals and markings, and never run red lights.
- Be careful when passing stopped vehicles. They might be stopping for pedestrians.