Lexington authorities offer pedestrian safety tips

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department wants pedestrians to stay safe while walking along roadways with a few basic tips.
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Courtesy: Lexington Sheriff’s Department

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO)— The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department wants pedestrians to stay safe while walking along roadways with a few basic tips.

In 2020, authorities say there were 6,516 people killed in traffic crashes.

To lower these numbers, the Department is urging walkers and drivers to follow these steps:

  • Walk on a sidewalk or path
  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections whenever possible
  • Be alert
  • Know walking while impaired is dangerous
  • Never assume drivers see you

 

For drivers:

  • Look for pedestrians everywhere
  • Follow pedestrian safety laws in your local areas
  • Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk
  • Stay alert where children may be present
  • Slow down and carefully adhere to posted speed limits

 

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