Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 88

Topics in Episode 88:

  • The Maryland Highway Safety Office promotes a "targeted crosswalk enforcement detail" in Silver Spring, Maryland. The decoy pedestrians are from the Montgomery County police.

  • In Charleston, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League has helped pass legislation relaxing school acreage requirements.

  • Transportation Alternatives has been advocating for pedestrians and bicyclists in Brooklyn, New York.

Car speeding past a decoy pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The Targeted Crosswalk Enforcement Detail, also know as the Crosswalk Sting, is one of the most effective law enforcement tools for pedestrian safety. At this crosswalk in Silver Spring, Maryland, a police officer in an orange t-shirt is the decoy pedestrian. The car speeding by him will be pulled over by uniformed officers at the next corner and ticketed.