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Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day is October 13

Posted by Alan on October 12, 2010 11:49 AM | Filed in Events |

crossing-guard.pngGovernor Mike Beebe has proclaimed Wednesday, October 13 to be Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day in Arkansas. Volunteers will be posted at crosswalks around Fayetteville to remind both motorists and pedestrians of the importance of crosswalk safety.

Forty-five pedestrians were killed in Arkansas in 2008. Please remember to be aware of pedestrians while driving and to yield the right-of-way to them in marked or unmarked crosswalks.

Pedestrians are encouraged to cross the street at designated crosswalks; to stop and look left, right, and left again before crossing; to increase their visibility at night by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight; and to walk on the sidewalk whenever possible.