Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Transportation Safety Summit Friday in Reston

Fairfax County Police are holding a Transportation Safety Summit at the Reston Town Center Pavilion on Friday from 10-1 pm. Information about bicycle and pedestrian safety will be available from several organizations including FABB. It's an opportunity to discuss how to make Fairfax a safer place to bike and walk.

The event is not really a summit, which implies more of a conference or series of meetings. As we understand it, organizations will have literature and other handouts available and representatives will be there to discuss the topic of safety. For us at FABB it will be a good opportunity to have conversations with cyclists and police about bike safety education and enforcement.

In our opinion, more enforcement of existing traffic laws would make our community a safer place. Motorists rarely stop when turning right on red. Many motorists regularly exceed the posted speed limit. In our experience enforcement of these infractions is limited. If police don't have the resources for additional enforcement, then the county needs to make enforcement a priority and allocate the necessary funds.

Here's info from Police News blog:
Do you walk, ride, or drive in Northern Virginia? If so, please join us for the first-ever Fairfax County Police-sponsored Transportation Safety Summit at the Reston Town Center on Friday, April 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We want to hear your ideas on how to help keep our commuters and residents safe; give us feedback, comments, and suggestions.

With recent Metro Silver Line expansions, roadway expansions, and increased urbanization centers, we are facing a changing landscape in our region. Join law enforcement agencies from across Northern Virginia, along with our VDOT partners, experts in bicycling and pedestrian safety, Drive Smart Virginia, Metro officials, FCPS school transportation and safety officers, and many more.

Between 2011-2014, there have been roughly 665 collisions involving pedestrians in Fairfax County, alone. There have been roughly 313 involving collisions with bicycles.

Help us make our region safer.



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