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Release Date: 8/16/2016 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

State, local leaders to urge back-to-school travel safety

Public will be given strategies to keep students and drivers safe

What: State and local leaders will hold a press conference to emphasize the importance of back-to-school travel safety and the challenges of traffic management. Strategies will be reviewed for improving pedestrian safety in general, protecting students who walk to school or ride buses, safeguarding bus drivers, and avoiding travel violations.

Speakers will include the following:

  • Ragina Averella Cooper, Public and Government Affairs Manager for Maryland, AAA
  • Donna Bergin, Principal, Perry Hall Elementary School
  • Dave Coyne, Deputy State Highway Administrator
  • David McCrae, Director of Transportation, BCPS
  • Cynthia Spriggs, Officer, Baltimore County Police Department

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17

Where: Perry Hall Elementary School, 9021 Belair Road, 21236

Background: In anticipation of the start of school, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is leading this press conference on the rules of the road. The SHA Look Up! Look Out! pedestrian safety campaign has messages for both pedestrians and drivers. Parents and students should review the rules of the road, especially for walking to school, biking, and waiting for the school bus. Drivers need to watch for children traveling to and from school, stop for pedestrians, be aware of school buses in the traffic mix, and prepare for extra traffic and possible delays.

As part of its Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, BCPS offers tips for ensuring student safety in this video: https://vimeo.com/177587298.

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