24 Nov '14, 7pm

Transportation Chief Turns Attention to Student Pedestrian Safety at @NASDPTS #ChildSafety

The name of the campaign created by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation reflects input from the high school students who aided in its development, said Watkins (pictured, above at the NAPT Summit Trade Show). The DOT partnered with MCPS earlier this year to spread the word on the risks of distracted walking and other dangerous pedestrian behavior. “In the period I’ve been at Montgomery County (since 1996), we’ve had zero fatalities on school buses, yet we’ve had several fatalities among student walkers. Different things have led to situations when kids have been injured or even killed. Often we’ve found students either walking with earphones or texting while walking,” Watkins told STN. “The reality is, if we could get students to act more safely when they walk, I think many of these (incidents) could be prevented, so that’s the target of the campaign.” He no...

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