Pedestrian Crashes Up 14% in First Half of 2019

Pedestrian Crashes Up 14% in First Half of 2019

From Bethesda Beat

Through the first half of the year, 272 pedestrians and bicyclists have been struck by vehicles on roads in Montgomery County – about 1.5 per day, according to county data.

Pedestrian- and bicyclist-involved crashes increased by about 14% from the same six months in 2018, when 238 crashes occurred.

About 40% of the crashes so far in 2019 have occurred on county roads, while roughly 30% happened on state roads, according to county data. Another 20% occurred in areas such as driveways, parking lots or alleys and the remaining 10% of crashes were on municipal or other roads.

Obviously this is unacceptable. That’s why Friends of White Flint continues to advocate enthusiastically for pedestrian improvements.

Amy Ginsburg

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