Moped Safety Initiative


    

Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/stations/franconia
Date Released 10/20/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Moped Safety

Moped Safety Initiative

                Mopeds have become more popular. In the last several months the Franconia Police District has seen two serious crashes involving mopeds. Police officers were trained in the use of proper safety equipment and laws concerning operation of motorized scooters and mopeds.

                In order to increase awareness for traffic safety and education the public, officers of the Franconia District took to the street with moped safety as a priority between September 20 and October 4. They wrote 16 tickets, gave 42 warnings and handed out 54 flyers.

                Captain Shawn Bennett, Franconia Station Commander said this about the initiative: “Officers at our station have been concerned with the increase in moped-related incidents and took it upon themselves to become better educated about laws specific to moped operation. As you can see by the numbers, educating the public was the higher priority of this campaign because most operators do not understand their responsibilities under the law. Through education and enforcement, I hope these types of serious injury will no longer occur.”

 Photo of Officer Shaw inspecting vehicle

 

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