Note to media: All media are invited to attend. Details below.
Speeding in residential neighborhoods is a common problem throughout Fairfax County and the sustained effort to reduce neighborhood speeding began in 2014 with the, “Slow Down: You Live Here, We Live Here” campaign. Working in conjunction with this program, the Sully District Station has partnered with American Disposal Services and the Virginia Run Community to try a new approach to bringing greater awareness to the problem of speeding in neighborhoods.
On Monday, May 23, officers from the Sully District Station, employees of American Disposal Services and residents of the Virginia Run Community will present “Trash Talks,” an initiative intended to increase speeding awareness for the safety of our children. Volunteers will be affixing “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” stickers to residential trash bins to help educate and remind drivers to slow down for our kids’ safety. Twice a week, the stickers will be rolled out to the curb and provide a regular reminder to all passing drivers to slow down.
In addition, trash collection workers and trucks are an integral part of our communities. What many do not realize is their profession is listed as the fifth most dangerous job in the country with about 40 percent of trash collection worker injuries and fatalities occurring due to transportation-related incidents. We are grateful for the partnership with American Disposal Services and their commitment to the safety and security of the community they serve as well as that of their employees.
It is the hope of the Fairfax County Police Department that this twice-weekly reminder throughout the year will prompt residents to slow down to help keep our children safe as well as maintain our community as an enjoyable place to live, work, and play!
Media is invited to learn more and help us spread the word to residents across the county:
WHEN: Monday, May 23, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Virginia Run neighborhood. Meet at the Virginia Run Community Center, 15355 Wetherburn Court, Centreville, VA 20120
CONTACT: PFC Tawny Wright, Public Affairs Bureau, 703-246-2253