Friday, July 20, 2012
Fairfax County police have warned more than 500 pedestrians and motorists traveling through busy Merrifield intersection.
Fairfax County police have handed out 100 tickets to pedestrians and motorists in a busy intersection along Gallows Road in Merrifield. The $250 tickets were given to motorists who didn’t yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk or pedestrians failing to cross in the crosswalks. Police has targeted the intersection near the Dunn Loring Metro station since vehicles hit two pedestrians earlier this year. Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman with county police, said the enforcement started June 4. Caldwell said 502 people were warned since then for failing to yield to pedestrians and pedestrians who failed to cross the busy intersection in the crosswalk.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
At Dunn Loring Metro, officers handed out tickets for failure to cross in crosswalk, yield to pedestrians.
Since beefing up their intersection enforcement near the Dunn Loring Metro station in Merrifield on Gallows Road on June 4, Fairfax County police have handed out 30 tickets carrying $250 fines a piece. Lucy Caldwell, a police spokeswoman, said the tickets were handed out to motorists who failed to yield to pedestrians and pedestrians who failed to cross the busy intersection in the crosswalk. “Since the beginning of the initiative, we’ve issued 468 warnings,” Caldwell said. “These have been both verbal, as well as handing out pedestrian safety brochures to walkers.” Caldwell said pedestrians are asked to veer in a slightly different route towards a crosswalk, which may take approximately three minutes longer to walk. The change in the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Motorists driving along Merrifield streets this year hit two people.
Fairfax County police hope there won’t be a third person hit by a vehicle while crossing the intersection near the Dunn Loring Metro station this year. With two people hit already near the busy Merrifield intersection, county police are beefing up their enforcement efforts along Gallows Road. County police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said the intersection has been identified as a problem area. “The job of public safety is to protect people to keep them out of harms way,” Caldwell said. Starting Monday, police will begin actively enforcing pedestrian traffic laws near the busy intersection. Over a recent five-day span, police cited 361 people for failure to cross in a crosswalk, Caldwell said. With a slew of construction projects, sidewalks …