Published March 04, 2014
Every day in the United States, a dozen pedestrians, on average, are struck and killed by cars. Many fatalities happen at busy intersections, or when pedestrians don't use marked crosswalks or drivers ignore traffic signals. Local officials across the country have tried many approaches to improve safety. The Washington suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland, has launched a series of street safety awareness campaigns. As VOA's Faiza Elmasry reports in this story narrated by Faith Lapidus, the latest of these campaigns is graphic - using the storytelling power of comic strips.