Friday, April 13, 2012

thoughts to remember on the road

Are you aware that Illinois has a law requiring vehicles to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk?  If you're not, please click here to read more about it.

Speed makes a difference, too.
In many cases, easing off on the gas for just a few seconds when you see a pedestrian ahead can allow that person to safely cross the street.  Yielding to pedestrians means that children can get to school more safely; people can get to or from their train or bus without being injured or killed; people can get to neighborhood businesses, the public library, parks and other destinations without needing a car to shield them from other car; and people can walk for exercise with less worry about getting across busy streets.

Do you ever find yourself driving to a nearby destination because you don't feel safe walking due to traffic conditions?  Consider walking instead, or obeying the speed limit and yielding to pedestrians if you do drive.  You could be part of the solution instead of adding to the problem.

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