The Street Smart campaign works to reduce pedestrian crashes by educating those walking, driving, and cycling about the rules of the road. Street Teams will be deployed at 15 locations around the Baltimore region in the coming weeks to distribute pedestrian and driver tips as a reminder that crashes can easily be avoided if everyone puts safety first.
A spokesperson with Street Smart said the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) will have representatives in the Bel Air Town Center on Friday. They will be handing out educational materials and reflectors. Street Smart launched their Baltimore-area tour on Wednesday in Edgewood.
“This kick-off could not have come at a better time,” said Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane in a release. “With the opening of schools for the new school year, we suddenly have many more children and cyclists using our roads to get to and from school. I am most appreciative of the BMC for this initiative as we in law enforcement need all the help we can muster in keeping our children, our cyclists and our pedestrian’s safe.”
For more information on the Street Smart campaign, visit www.BmoreStreetSmart.com.