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Share VA Roads Virginia Law and Safety Tips for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists.

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd. Slow down, avoid distractions and stay alert. #ShareTheR...
09/30/2019

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd. Slow down, avoid distractions and stay alert. #ShareTheRoad 🚴‍♀️🚎 🏃‍♂️

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2! Drivers can expect to see increased pedestrian and bicyclist traffic, especially in school zones.

Remember: our students rely on all of us to keep them safe. Slow down, avoid distractions and proceed with care and caution for their safety. #APSWalk2School

Benefits of walking to school: walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minut...
09/30/2019

Benefits of walking to school: walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Students who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day. #schoolsafety #saferoutestoschool

09/27/2019
The Arlington County Police Department

Arlington Police Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Campaign.

This morning, ACPD motor officers conducted a high-visibility pedestrian safety enforcement campaign at Fairfax Dr./N. Kansas St. During this time, 25 summonses were issued to drivers for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in the Crosswalk.

Learn more about the pedestrian safety enforcement campaign: https://police.arlingtonva.us/pedestrian-safety-enforcement-campaigns/

Remember that the streets don't belong to any one of us, they belong to all of us. Share our roadways with all travelers by being a PAL: Predictable | Alert | Lawful.

Additional information: NHTSA advises the total safe stopping distance (reactionary + braking distance) at 30mph is 119 feet. ACPD extended that safe stopping distance to 130 feet from the crosswalk for this location. The pedestrian entered the crosswalk at or before the vehicles reached that 130 foot mark to allow enough safe stopping distance.

Traffic plans are starting to take shape for the new Amazon HQ2 in Arlington. There is some consideration of protected b...
09/27/2019
Community: Amazon Headquarters Needs Protected Bike Lane, More Buses

Traffic plans are starting to take shape for the new Amazon HQ2 in Arlington. There is some consideration of protected bike lanes and dedicated bike parking. #HQ2

http://bit.ly/2n5iswi

Plans for Amazon's new headquarters in Pentagon City are taking shape, but community leaders want the company to look beyond cars. Several dozen residents and community group representatives urged the company to take a stronger stance on pedestrians and public transit during a site plan review at

Reasons to bike or walk to school: Walking and biking are better for the environment, help reduce vehicle traffic caused...
09/25/2019

Reasons to bike or walk to school: Walking and biking are better for the environment, help reduce vehicle traffic caused by drop-offs/pick-ups, and allow students a chance to socialize before and after school. #saferoutestoschool

#SafetyTipTuesday Remember to use hand signals when turning so others know where you are headed
09/24/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday Remember to use hand signals when turning so others know where you are headed

#SafetyTipTuesday Pedestrians: avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert to ensure a safe walk
09/17/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday Pedestrians: avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert to ensure a safe walk

Yield to pedestrians. It's the law. #slowdown #savealife #seeandbeseen #roadsforall
09/14/2019

Yield to pedestrians. It's the law.
#slowdown #savealife #seeandbeseen #roadsforall

Have you heard of #DutchReach ? Opening the car door using your ‘far hand’, allows your body to pivot to look behind. Th...
09/12/2019

Have you heard of #DutchReach ? Opening the car door using your ‘far hand’, allows your body to pivot to look behind. This helps minimize the chance of “dooring” a cyclist or being hit by oncoming traffic http://bit.ly/dutchrch

#SafetyTipTuesday The “Slow Down to Get Around” law requires drivers passing stopped waste collection vehicles to slow d...
09/10/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday The “Slow Down to Get Around” law requires drivers passing stopped waste collection vehicles to slow down to at least 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit and provide at least a two-foot cushion between their vehicle and the collection vehicle

#FastFacts Leesburg Pike is a high crash area for pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad
09/04/2019

#FastFacts Leesburg Pike is a high crash area for pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad

Happy Labor Day! We hope you get to enjoy a long weekend!
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day! We hope you get to enjoy a long weekend!

Life is fragile. Motorists must yield to pedestrians when turning #ShareTheRoad #yieldtolife
08/29/2019

Life is fragile. Motorists must yield to pedestrians when turning #ShareTheRoad #yieldtolife

#SafetyTipTuesday For #SafeRoutestoSchool when crossing at an intersection without a signal, make your intentions clear ...
08/27/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday For #SafeRoutestoSchool when crossing at an intersection without a signal, make your intentions clear to drivers through eye contact or hand signals showing that you plan to cross.

Kids are heading #BacktoSchool Be sure to watch for school zones, crosswalks, and school buses when you are out on the r...
08/26/2019

Kids are heading #BacktoSchool Be sure to watch for school zones, crosswalks, and school buses when you are out on the road

#DidYouKnow A serious traffic crash happens every 12 minutes in Virginia? #TowardsZeroDeaths #sharetheroad
08/23/2019

#DidYouKnow A serious traffic crash happens every 12 minutes in Virginia? #TowardsZeroDeaths #sharetheroad

There are plenty of carless or ride sharing transportation options in the area. How do you like to travel? #exploreDMV #...
08/21/2019

There are plenty of carless or ride sharing transportation options in the area. How do you like to travel?
#exploreDMV #sharetheroad

Northern Virginia Regional Commission
08/20/2019

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Some of our local school divisions are back in school. Please like/follow our Share VA Roads page and/or visit our dedicated web site for bicyclist, motorist and pedestrian #safety information. https://sharevaroads.org/ 🚲🚶‍♂️🚍

How can you prevent drunk driving? Volunteer to be a designated driver, call a taxi for yourself or someone else who has...
08/19/2019

How can you prevent drunk driving? Volunteer to be a designated driver, call a taxi for yourself or someone else who has had too much to drink, or stay the night where you are #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver

If you see an impaired driver on the road, keep your distance and pull over in a safe place. If you are driving in Virgi...
08/19/2019

If you see an impaired driver on the road, keep your distance and pull over in a safe place. If you are driving in Virginia, dial 911 or #77 to report the driver to law enforcement #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver

Arlington Transportation Partners
08/16/2019

Arlington Transportation Partners

Here's a sneak peek at our partners for Our Shared Street on August 22. Sign up today and discover local business around Columbia Pike. http://bit.ly/2Mkl8BN

There are plenty of ways to get home safely, but drinking and driving is not one of them #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver #Dis...
08/16/2019

There are plenty of ways to get home safely, but drinking and driving is not one of them #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver #DistractedDriving #BetterTogether

Over 100,000 accidents a year involve drivers who are texting. #DistractedDriving #putdownthephone #itcanwait http://bit...
08/14/2019

Over 100,000 accidents a year involve drivers who are texting. #DistractedDriving #putdownthephone #itcanwait http://bit.ly/2YUMV1F

#FastFacts Old Town Alexandria is a high crash area for bikes and pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad
08/13/2019

#FastFacts Old Town Alexandria is a high crash area for bikes and pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad

As a pedestrian I will walk on a sidewalk if one is present. Without a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the road facing onc...
08/10/2019

As a pedestrian I will walk on a sidewalk if one is present. Without a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the road facing oncoming traffic #TakethePledge to #ShareTheRoad

Red light cameras reduce collisions by red-light runners in large cities by 21%. This innovative technology helps change...
08/09/2019

Red light cameras reduce collisions by red-light runners in large cities by 21%. This innovative technology helps change bad driving behavior and is saving lives every year. Stay alert, stay alive. #StopOnRed2019

In 2018, Friday was the deadliest day for red-light running. 🚦Safety is the responsibility of every driver, every day. S...
08/07/2019

In 2018, Friday was the deadliest day for red-light running. 🚦Safety is the responsibility of every driver, every day. Stay alert, stay alive. #StopOnRed2019

#TopTenReasons to #StopOnRed2019. One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light runn...
08/06/2019

#TopTenReasons to #StopOnRed2019. One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.

Check out The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) everyday this week to learn more about the importance of #StopOn...
08/05/2019

Check out The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) everyday this week to learn more about the importance of #StopOnRed2019 http://bit.ly/stopred

As a driver I will yield to pedestrians and cyclists in intersections or in the street #TakethePledge to #ShareTheRoad
08/02/2019

As a driver I will yield to pedestrians and cyclists in intersections or in the street #TakethePledge to #ShareTheRoad

Arlington's Car-Free Diet
07/31/2019
Arlington's Car-Free Diet

Arlington's Car-Free Diet

"Rewards programs have long been used by retail stores and cafes to incentivize customers to shop there more often. Could that work for public transit, too?

#SafetyTipTuesday Data shows that entering and exiting public transportation, particularly buses, can be particularly da...
07/30/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday Data shows that entering and exiting public transportation, particularly buses, can be particularly dangerous for pedestrians. To avoid incident, leave a safe distance between yourself and the curb. Cars remember to look for pedestrians in public transportation areas such as bus stops or metro stations.

#LimitPlayInTheDriveway Work with your kids to pick up toys, bikes, chalk or any type of equipment around the driveway s...
07/25/2019

#LimitPlayInTheDriveway Work with your kids to pick up toys, bikes, chalk or any type of equipment around the driveway so that these items don’t entice kids to play.

#DidYouKnow While bicyclists should ride in the direction of traffic, pedestrians should walk against traffic if on the ...
07/24/2019

#DidYouKnow While bicyclists should ride in the direction of traffic, pedestrians should walk against traffic if on the road. Cars should take care around all people on or near the road, no matter the type of transportation. #saferoadsforall

Prepare for the heat before heading outside! Check out @WalkArlington Summer Walking Guide about how to stay cool while ...
07/22/2019

Prepare for the heat before heading outside! Check out @WalkArlington Summer Walking Guide about how to stay cool while out and about http://bit.ly/2WGIuHm #safewalking #walkeverywhere

#SafetyTipTuesday What to do in a crash: Check if someone is injured, call 911 immediately. If trained, administer first...
07/16/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday What to do in a crash: Check if someone is injured, call 911 immediately. If trained, administer first aid, remove the injured from harm’s way, and assist until first responders arrive. Severely injured persons should not be moved.

Do you know the signs of heat related illness? Keep an eye out for confusion, anxiety, loss of consciousness or a marked...
07/12/2019

Do you know the signs of heat related illness? Keep an eye out for confusion, anxiety, loss of consciousness or a marked decrease in sweating as signs #safewalking #summersoutside http://bit.ly/2WGIuHm @WalkArlington

Choose a Share the Road license plate to support bike and pedestrian safety http://bit.ly/2wwGbXC
07/10/2019

Choose a Share the Road license plate to support bike and pedestrian safety http://bit.ly/2wwGbXC

June-August are the #100DeadliestDays for teen drivers. Remember to buckle up, drive safely, and put away distractions w...
07/08/2019

June-August are the #100DeadliestDays for teen drivers. Remember to buckle up, drive safely, and put away distractions while driving.

Wishing everyone a great Independence Day weekend!
07/04/2019

Wishing everyone a great Independence Day weekend!

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