Every day, a pedestrian in MoCo is struck by a car

Every day, a pedestrian in MoCo is struck by a car

Shocking statistics from the Montgomery County Police Department, reported in today’s Sentinel:

  • At least 14 times a year, a pedestrian in Montgomery County is struck and killed by a car.
  • At least 430 times a year, a pedestrian in Montgomery County is struck by a car.
  • That last figure counts only those accidents where the parties call police.

Brian Karem writes in the Sentinel that we should use those ubiquitous traffic cameras to deal with this problem. Another solution might be to engineer safer streets, intersections and communities, where walkability does not interfere with drivers, and vice versa.

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Karem’s article can be found at:

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/Karem8-13

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