Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Fairfax County's annual pedestrian safety enforcement and springtime education initiatives are underway.  In our area, a focus will be placed on the two Metro stations in the McLean District (East and West Falls Church stations). Commuters can expect to see officers monitoring crosswalks, posting electronic signboards and strictly enforcing traffic laws for both drivers and pedestrians. Tickets and warnings will be issued for drivers who are exceeding the speed limit, not yielding to pedestrians and committing other violations. Pedestrians will be expected to use crosswalks. For more information on pedestrian safety check http://www.nhtsa.gov/Pedestrians. Countywide, the number of citations written for pedestrian-related violations has increased 173% from 2010 to 2012; from 213 (in 2010) to 582 (2012).