Slow down! You live here. We live here.

As we know, speeding is a major issue in our neighborhoods. A recent Fairfax County survey showed that 80 percent of respondents believe speeding is a problem, and Fairfax County police have found that on certain roads, 82 percent of motorists travel 10+ mph over the posted limit. What if children, pets or bicyclists suddenly dart in your path?

That’s why Fairfax County and the Board of Supervisors has created new public awareness campaign called “Slow down! You live here. We live here.” The initiative is comprised of a vigorous awareness campaign asking drivers to voluntarily slow down in neighborhoods and includes community education events throughout the fall. Neighborhoods can declare themselves a “safe driving community” by passing a resolution through their board.

This robust campaign is a collaborative endeavor between Supervisor John Cook’s office, the Board of Supervisors, the County Office of Public Affairs, and the Fairfax County Police Department.