Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PGPD to Participate in the Street Smart Pedestrian Safety Program

Prince George's County, Maryland … The Prince George’s County Police Department is partnering with the Council of Governments (COG) and local police agencies to participate in the Street Smart Pedestrian Program.  

 "The PGPD is working to reduce the number of accidents. We're ramping up our presence on our streets and highways - to not only inform residents of the pedestrian rules of the roads, but to also enforce those rules,” said Chief of Police Mark Magaw.

There will be a county-wide educational effort on March 21, 2012, where officers will be disseminating educational flyers about pedestrian safety.  The following Wednesday, there will be another news conference and enforcement effort in which citations for violations will be issued. Details of that news conference are forthcoming.

Who:                     Major Robert Brewer, Commander, District I

What:                   Street Smart Pedestrian Educational Effort
When:                  Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time:                   12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:                 Auto Zone (Parking Lot)
                             1537 University Boulevard
                                                                 Langley Park, Maryland

Pedestrian Safety Progam Locations
(12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

District I
·         1537 University Blvd.
·         Kenilworth Avenue (between Riverdale Rd. and Kennedy St.)

District II
·         8800 block of Greenbelt Rd.

District III
·         Marlboro Pike and Silver Hill Rd.
·         Pennsylvania Avenue (between Donnell Dr. and Walters Lane)

District IV
·         6100 block of Oxon Hill Rd.

District V
·         8700 block of Woodyard Rd.
·         4 Roads (9000 Blk of Old Branch Avenue at Brandywine Road and Woodyard Road at Piscataway Road) 

District VI
·         Route 1 and Contee Rd.
·         Route 197 and Contee Rd.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301)-772-4710.

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