Pedestrian Safety

Help us keep Fort Meade a safe community by always allowing pedestrians the right of way, and use caution when passing individuals and units especially during PT and in the housing areas.

Help us keep Fort Meade a safe community by always allowing pedestrians the right of way, and use caution when passing individuals and units especially during PT and in the housing areas.

Whether you’re driving to work during the wee hours of the morning, or out running errands in the middle of the day, be cognizant of your surroundings at all times.

Help us keep Fort Meade a safe community by always allowing pedestrians the right of way, and use caution when passing individuals and units especially during PT and in the housing areas.

The Maryland Department of Transportation recommends these safety tips for drivers:

  • Always come to a complete stop at the stop line.
  • Stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk, even if it is not marked. When you stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, stop well back so that drivers in the other lanes can also see the pedestrian in time to stop.
  • Be especially attentive around schools and in neighborhoods where children are active.
  • When you are turning, you often will have to wait for a “gap” in traffic. Beware that while you are watching for that “gap,” pedestrians may have moved into your intended path.
  • Be extra attentive and slow down in school and work zones where increased pedestrian presence is likely.
  • Keep your windshield clean for maximum visibility.

For more information on pedestrian safety visit www.sha.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=376

About Meade Media