Category Archives: Traffic Safety

Street Smart Initiative Aims to Reduce Rising Number of Pedestrian Fatalities

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths account for more than 33 percent of all traffic fatalities in the region, mirroring national trends, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. In Fairfax County so far this year, there have been 43 pedestrian crashes, eight pedestrian fatalities and more than 40 pedestrian injuries. In 2018, our county had a total of 174 pedestrian

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Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Crash on Leesburg Pike

McLean Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a vehicle and driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, 72-year-old Chandra Bhandari, of Falls Church. Our officers responded to the report of an injured pedestrian on Leesburg Pike near I-495, shortly before 7 this morning. Bhandari was

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Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Crash on Arlington Boulevard

McLean Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a vehicle and its driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Our officers responded to the report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Arlington Boulevard near Summerfield Road, at approximately six last night. The pedestrian was crossing

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Weather-Related Road Closures

The following roads are currently shut down due to the current weather. This list includes locations where the roads are shut down or traffic is currently being affected. This is a rapidly evolving weather storm with changing roadway conditions. We will provide updates to this list throughout the day.  UPDATED: 7/25/18 at 6:00 a.m.  Sully District Station No issues reported

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“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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