The Prince William County Police Department kicked off their “Street Smart” pedestrian safety campaign this week.
The campaign focuses on pedestrian and bicycling safety and runs through May 15, according to a release.
“This campaign aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motor vehicles. During the campaign, police officers will focus attention on vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle violations that contribute to these types of crashes: speeding; running red lights; running stop signs; and driving without headlights at night, or at any time of reduced visibility,” stated a release.
As part of this campaign, Prince William officers will stop drivers that are putting pedestrians in harms way or who fail to yield to the right of way of pedestrians, stated a release.
The Prince William County Police Department is hoping to reduce traffic crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians through this campaign, stated a release.