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Police to Enforce Driver, Cyclist, and Pedestrian Safety in Shared Use Areas

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 -- The City of Falls Church Police Department reminds drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to follow state and City laws in shared use and heavily traveled areas like intersections along the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail. Officers are monitoring for stop sign violations, failure to yield to pedestrians, and jaywalking. Each offense could carry a fine or an assessment of driving record points.

Per state law, drivers must yield to pedestrians and cyclists who are in or at the crosswalk. Pedestrians, cyclists, and any other users of the W&OD Trail are required to come to a complete stop prior to entering crosswalks. Drivers and cyclists must stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists must travel safely and cautiously when passing through shared areas such as where the W&OD Trail meets streets.

For more information on state laws, visit the Virginia Department of Transportation's website. For more information on City code, visit the City's online code portal.



Susan Finarelli or Amy Betor

Office of Communications
300 Park Ave., Suite 303 East
Falls Church, VA 2206

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