September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone how important it is for us to work together to keep those walking in our community as safe as possible.
Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 people, or an average of 20 people every day, died after being struck by a vehicle last year – an 11.5% increase from 2020 and a 40-year high.
“People should not feel in danger walking,” Sgt. Chris Goff said. “Drivers, please slow down and be aware of people who are walking. If we all look out for one another, we can all get where we need to go safely.”
While we have you, we wanted to offer some safe driving and walking tips, including staying off your phone when behind the wheel or walking: