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PWC Police Department is sounding the alarm over the increase in pedestrian-related crashes in 2024

Prince William County Police Department

Written By: Prince William County Police Department

The Prince William County Police Department is sounding the alarm over the increase in pedestrian-related crashes in 2024. For several years, the police department has issued news releases and conducted numerous social media campaigns to educate both drivers and pedestrians about safe practices on our roadways. Despite these efforts, pedestrian-related crashes have continued to be a concern. From January 1 to February 29, 2024, the police department investigated 17 pedestrian-related crashes, three of which were fatal. The total number of pedestrian-related crashes in 2024 is 55% higher than those seen year-to-date in both 2023 and 2022 and close to if not more than double seen in 2021 and 2020. In 2024, pedestrian-related crashes have shown to occur more in the morning, during the 6 a.m. hour, and the evening between the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. hours. During the week, Thursdays have seen the highest number of pedestrian-related crashes.

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