Reminder to pedestrians (and drivers) – be vigilant
Rec Centers management continues to hear stories of pedestrians in dark clothing walking before the sun comes up in our community. Having been given 2-3 examples of this happening just this week, we thought it would be a good idea to share this information again.
Please realize when walking in low light that you are virtually invisible to drivers until they’re right on top of you. Wear light or reflective clothing and carry a flashlight – be safe out there! This goes for all areas of our community.
We have heard from pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and even golf car drivers over the years who say our streets aren’t as safe as they could be. Not much of a surprise, is it? You’ve probably heard that also, or even seen the rules of the road broken a time or two.
As we drive along in our cars and trucks, it can be easy to lose sight of the smaller vehicles and the pedestrians. So let’s make an extra effort to slow down as we approach stop signs, stop lights and cross walks to ensure no pedestrians or bicyclists are trying to cross. Keep an eye out for motorcycles and golf cars as well.
Pedestrians – and to be fair – for those of you who are walking, biking or in a golf car, don’t forget the rules of the road apply to you as well. Obey the signs and lights, walk on sidewalks provided, not the street and don’t cross against traffic or assume the vehicle drivers see you.
Let’s all be vigilant out there, so we can get home safely.