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Fairfax Co. Police Initiate “Street Smart” Program

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) joined other departments around the region to kick off the fall campaign of “Street Smart.” This program aims to reduce pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths across the region, educate drivers, pedestrians and cyclists about safe use of the roadway and increase enforcement of pedestrian and bicycle safety laws and raise awareness about enforcement. This initiative spans across the roadways of Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Starting this month and running through December, officers will participate in “Street Team Activations.” Area residents are likely to see high visibility and enforcement from area police departments. Not only will FCPD and other departments enforce laws regarding bicycle and pedestrian safety, but the surrounding departments will also hand out safety literature and traffic statistics to people using local roadways.