Category Archives: Distracted driving

“Street Smart” Fall Campaign Kickoff

Today we 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

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the most recent figures by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving and 3,179 people were killed in 2014 alone. What is distracted driving? It is not only texting; it is reading, eating, talking to passengers or looking after children, adjusting music or car controls, operating a GPS, and other behaviors. Distracted driving

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Upcoming Distracted Driving Enforcement

Beginning November 3, 2015, Officers of the Fairfax County Police Department will begin a Distracted Driving campaign with the goal of reducing motor vehicle crashes on the county’s many roadways. According to the Department’s Traffic Division, Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes within Fairfax County. The most recent figures released by the National

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