Prince George’s County became one of the last jurisdictions in the region Thursday to introduce a program to reduce major traffic incidents and fatalities.
The Vision Zero program was first introduced in the District in 2015. Since then, other jurisdictions followed including the City of Alexandria, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun Counties. Over the past few years, Prince George’s County has been known as the deadliest county in Maryland with double to triple the number of deaths of other jurisdictions across the region.
Transportation Director Terry Bellamy told those gathered at Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center in Hyattsville, that Vision Zero is the continuation of work that’s already been underway.
“We’ve been doing safety, we’ve been working on improving the strategies in the county,” Bellamy said. “We’re just now