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End Date: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 8:00am

Take the Pledge!

DASH Launches Safety First Awareness Campaign

In 2012, the City of Alexandria experienced 66 pedestrian accidents. Overall, the region experienced a total of 3,033 crashes resulting in 70 pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. Let’s increase the awareness and decrease the accidents! 

“Alexandria Transit wants safety to be on everyone’s mind, from our bus operators and riders, to the bicyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists, too,” said Sandy Modell, DASH General Manager. “DASH’s new hybrid buses offer clean engine technology that is great for the environment. They’re also much quieter than the older model buses. We want pedestrians, in particular, to be aware that our new buses are quieter. When at an intersection, look around and make sure that the bus is not starting to make a turn. It’s especially important if you are wearing headphones while walking.”

In an effort to increase safety awareness and save lives, DASH is encouraging the community to come together and learn about the many ways to practice pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety.

Take a pledge with DASH to increase safety awareness. Stay tuned into DASH for prizes, safety tips and more. Be part of the Safety First adventure with DASH!

Creating safer streets in Alexandria starts with all of us! PLEDGE today!

Remember to remain alert, share the road and obey traffic laws. 

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