With school children heading to classes on Monday, the D.C. government is asking drivers to slow down to keep kids safe.
Volunteers and the executive office of the mayor will be out Monday, encouraging drivers to pay more attention to their commutes. They will be using signs to get the word out.
More volunteers are needed in all wards on Monday morning. The #SLOWDOWN campaign will start at 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Florida and Rhode Island avenues.
Those wishing to help out can RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-day-of-school-slow-down-campaign-tickets-18043190669 People can also contact Ben Case at 202-285-9238 / Ben.Case@dc.gov or Gabriel Rojo at 202-297-7548 / Gabriel.Rojo2@dc.gov for questions.
Volunteers will spread to different locations:
• Wards 1, 2 & 6: Corner of Rhode Island Ave NW & Florida Ave NW
• Wards 3 & 4: Albemarle St. & Wisconsin Ave., NW
• Ward 5: Rhode Island Ave & 9th St NE
• Wards 7 & 8: Corner of Pennsylvania & Minnesota Ave SE