D.C., Maryland, Virginia officials teaming up on pedestrian and bicyclist safety

Officials from D.C., Maryland and Virginia have teamed up to launch an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region.

The effort, called the Street Smart campaign, kicks off today in Woodbridge, Virginia.

According CBSDC, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments says 73 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed in 2013, based on preliminary data. That accounts for more than a quarter of all traffic fatalities in the area.

The campaign will run through May 1, and police will be on the lookout for those who break traffic safety laws. Fines range form $40 to $500. 

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