Police as Pedestrian Advocates

This presentation is part of the Law Enforcement: Partners in Safety and Engagement session.

In partnership with MassDOT and the Boston Police Academy, WalkBoston produced a video for law enforcement that summarized Massachusetts’ traffic laws related to pedestrian safety. The video not only met the goal of informing police officers of relevant statutes, but it also: 1.Demonstrated the complexities of laws that apply to pedestrians and other road users.  2.Elevated status of enforcing laws that protect pedestrians.  3.Provided information on impact of road design on pedestrian safety.

The video is now part of the police continuing education program statewide and has been used by many outside of law enforcement.

Presenter: Stacey Beuttel, Program Director, WalkBoston

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