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PWC Police 'Street Smart' Campaign Nets Citations

The goal of the program was to educate the public on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Prince William County Police issued 1,075 citations during a recent campaign to educate drivers and pedestrians about behaviors that can lead to crashes. 

The "Street Smart" campaign went from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25. During that time, "officers concentrated on driving behaviors that contribute to pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motor vehicles such as speeding, running red lights, running stop signs, and not using headlights at night or at any time when visibility is reduced," police said in a press release. 

During the campaign, officers issued 489 citations for general speeding violations. They also issued 91 for reckless driving violations and 75 for drivers' license violations. 

Pedestrians weren't off the hook, either; police also issued 23 citations for jaywalking. 

Andrew Dunn December 08, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Inspite of all my complaints to various bicycle groups and the police in the Washington metro area, bicylists continue to operate in a dangerous, and reckless manor. The usual response from the 'bicyclist's groups' is that they are doing NOTHING WRONG and that ALL actions are the responsibility of the driver of motor vehicles. Drivers of motor vehicles have a set of rules governing everything from their ownership of a vehicle, to the upkeep of the vehicle, to the actions of a driver at various warning sings (i.e. stop lights, stop signs), etc. which are enforceable by law and punishable by the legal system. WHY NOT HAVE THE SAME SYSTEM OF RULES APPLIED TO BICYCLISTS.

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