Alexandria's Spring 2010 Street Smart Results

[B' Spokes again something I have never seen reported here in Maryland. Is our Street Smart Campaign working? Does anyone care? Did you even know we had a Street Smart Campaign?]


Alexandria announced it's spring Street Smart Campaign results. Either they weren't targeting cyclists, or we were a well-behaved lot.

During the Street Smart campaign, 1,412 citations were issued.  Of these citations, 1,250 were issued for motorist violations.  This includes 656 Speeding citations, 84 Reckless Driving citations, two Passing Loading/Unloading School Bus citations, one Failure to Stop for Pedestrians at a Crosswalk citation and 507 other violations.  One hundred and thirty-nine motorist arrests were made for violations including Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with a Suspended/Restricted License.

In addition, eleven pedestrian citations were issued for Walking Against the Don’t Walk signal or Red Light.  One bicyclist citation was issued for No Front White Light at Night/No Rear Reflector.

The numbers don't add up (1250+11+1 <> 1412), but I don't know what I'm missing.

Officers issued citations to drivers along the Mount Vernon Trail corridor in Old Town to encourage safe bicycling.

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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