Montgomery County residents took to the Montgomery County Police Department Facebook page to express their opinions about pedestrian enforcement stings that began Wednesday.
From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, county police issued 72 citations for pedestrian safety infractions at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Turkey Branch Parkway in Aspen Hill, police said in a news release posted on the Facebook page.
Lesli King Brown posted her wish for constant enforcement: "If only there was enough police enforcement available to to it all over the county all the time."
The enforcement should go both ways, posted Wayne Lim of Silver Spring: "OK, all that sounded good. However how many pedestrians were ticketed for jay walking or running across traffic lanes, not at a designated crossing."
Robby Frantz admitted to using his own rules: "I only stop if the speed limit is 25 or less. Sorry, but I'm NOT stopin on Veris Mill when I have people coming as fast as 60mph behind me not paying attention...."
Christine Manger Johnston shared Frantz's concern, posting: "I'm always afraid of getting hit in the rear of my car."