As someone who was a victim of negligence in regards to pedestrian safety, I am very passionate about making sure that everyone stays safe when walking and riding in town. I recently wrote the following for the Our Haven Foundation’s website, and I wanted to share it with you.
School’s out! The weather is warmer, and that means a lot more foot traffic in town. So, I thought I would take this opportunity to give some friendly pedestrian and car safety reminders.
There are crosswalks all throughout town for your safety. To parents, please remind children to use crosswalks and look both ways when crossing. Remember to use caution even at stop signs. When walking at night, remember to wear light-colored clothing so that drivers can see you.
Be alert. There are many younger people out this time of year. Use caution driving through town and look out for pedestrians at crosswalks. Refrain from using cellular phones or anything that would cause distractions.
For bike riders:
Wear proper attire and equipment. If riding at night, take a flashlight. Obey all traffic laws. Make sure to distance yourself from parked vehicles so that you do not get hit by a door when people are getting out of their vehicles.
Enjoy the wonderful weather, but please be careful and use caution when walking, riding, or driving in town. Thank you!