Media Advisory: Captain Tom Didone to Speak About Trends in Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions

About:  In a continuing effort to ensure that everyone remains safe on area roadways, Captain Tom Didone, Director of the Traffic Division, will speak about the following topics:

  • Traffic issues and trends encompassing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
  • The challenges that motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists face to remain safe on the roadways during decreased daylight hours.
  • Newly introduced legislation that addresses bicyclists’ safety.
  • A demonstration will be given regarding gauging the distance needed for a pedestrian to safely cross a roadway upon approach by an oncoming vehicle.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit will be available to discuss the general protocol followed for fatal collision investigations.  The Collision Reconstruction Unit on-scene investigative utility truck will be present.

(note: no new information will be given on these recent, ongoing investigations).

Representatives from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may also speak about collision safety on the trails.

When: Tomorrow: Thursday, October 20, at 11:00 a.m.

Where:  On Little Falls Parkway at the Capital Crescent Trail (located between Arlington Road and Hillandale Road) in Bethesda.

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