Category Archives: Traffic Safety

“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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Teenaged Girl Fatally Struck by a Train at Bull Run Bridge near Clifton

Detectives are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a train today, June 28, around 3 p.m. Our investigation determined the victim was hiking in the area of Bull Run Bridge, near Clifton, with two family members, a 13-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man. The two teens were walking on the bridge when a train

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Media Advisory: Encouraging Teens to Take the Pledge #PhonesDownTouchDown

Officers from the Traffic Division will speak to teens about the dangers of distracted driving at this week’s Student Advisory Committee Meeting, hosted at Woodson High School. Student delegations from the county’s 25 high schools will be in attendance. Crash Reconstruction Detective Justin Grimm will explain the dynamics of a 2013 fatal pedestrian crash; Captain Bob Blakley, Traffic Division Commander,

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Sully District Station Hosts ‘Trash Talks’ Initiative to Encourage Drivers to Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25!

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

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Fatal, Hit and Run Crash in Burke Area

Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the area of Capella Avenue and Shiplett Boulevard on Thursday, May 12. An investigation determined a 33-year-old man was sitting on a curb in the 6100 block of Shiplett Boulevard, in Burke, just before 9 p.m. and for unknown reasons, got up and stumbled into the eastbound lane of Shiplett Boulevard.

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UPDATE: Bus Driver Charged in Crash Involving Police Cruiser

Detectives of the Crash Reconstruction Unit have concluded their investigation of the crash that occurred on Thursday, April 7 involving a Fairfax County school bus and a Fairfax County police cruiser. Detectives reviewed all evidence related to the case, which is being retained for court, to include bus video and various distance measurements. Detectives determined the bus driver’s view was

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Regional Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Campaign Ramps Up this Spring With Special Enforcement and Education Efforts

Spring is here and the Fairfax County Police Department along with “Street Smart” are combining education and enforcement efforts to advance pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Street Smart is a public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign that operates in Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. “The program emphasizes education of motorists and pedestrians through mass media. It is meant to complement, not replace, the

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