According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, motor-vehicle-related crashes claimed the lives of 5,376 pedestrians—an increase of 9 percent over the previous year—and injured an estimated 70,000 people. Deaths among bicyclists rose by 10 percent, with motor-vehicle-related crashes taking 818 lives and injuring an estimated 45,000 bicyclists.
Raising traffic safety awareness is a priority for the Arlington Police Department. By implementing traffic enforcement initiatives, offering tips on sharing the road, and participating in regional programs, the APD is improving safety on the streets for walkers, bicyclists and drivers on an ongoing basis. It's important for everyone to share the road so we can all arrive to our destinations safely.
Traffic Safety Initiatives