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Friday, June 20, 2014

Baltimore County Launches Pedestrian Safety Program

Yellow signs that read "Heads Up Walk Safe" are being placed along major roadways in Baltimore County.

It is part of a public education campaign unveiled Thursday that police and fire officials hope will curb an increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the county.

Last year, 22 people died after they were struck and killed by either a passing car or truck, while crossing the street in Baltimore County.

Fire Chief John Hohman tells WBAL News that in all but three of those incidents, the pedestrian was at fault.



Anonymous said...

walking and texting , walking and talking , walking and staggering , try running.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to, "Hey, Dumbass! Look both ways before crossing the street!"?

IDK, I'm older now and we were taught tat at 4 years old...

Anonymous said...

Presuming most deceased and injured went to Charm City schools. That said, what basis is there to believe they can read the new sign?