MCPS Students Invited To Apply for Vision Zero Ambassador Program

MCPS Students Invited To Apply for Vision Zero Ambassador Program

Selected students will promote pedestrian safety, lead spring youth summit

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Montgomery County students are invited to become safety advocates to promote a countywide plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation recently released a call for student ambassadors to promote the county’s Vision Zero initiative.

The Vision Zero initiative focuses on employing traffic engineering, enforcement and education to foster a 35 percent reduction in severe injuries and fatalities by November 2019, according to a county press release.

Students selected to be ambassadors will attend training in January focusing on road safety, public speaking and campaign development. Then, in the spring, selected students will lead a Vision Zero youth summit where they will serve as speakers and lead a campaign design challenge.

The Vision Zero Youth Ambassador Program is a collaborative effort between the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and National Organizations for Youth Safety to encourage youth to have an active role in road safety efforts and improvements, the release said.

Interested students are invited to apply using an online survey until Nov. 5.

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