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Pedestrian, Bicyclist and Driver Safety in the Dark


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Until mid-December, the days will be getting shorter which means it will be darker in the morning and evenings.  Pedestrians and bicyclists can be even harder to see during the morning and evening commutes.

As a pedestrian, make sure to use crosswalks when crossing roads at night.  Try to wear light colored clothing or have reflectors when walking in the dark.  Stay on the sidewalk or shoulder of the road.  Parents, keep your children safe by walking with them during darkness hours.  Also make sure your children and teens understand safety precautions as pedestrians.

Bicyclists should make sure to have lights and reflectors on at all times during dark hours.  Wearing protective gear like helmets is important to avoid injury if an accident occurs.  Bicyclists should follow all road signs, stoplights and crosswalks to stay safe on the roads at night and in the morning.

Drivers also need to be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists on or near the roads when it is dark.  Staying safe on the road during the increasing dark hours can help prevent accidents and injury.