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Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety

At some point or another, we’re all pedestrians and we all share the responsibility to make sure our roads are safe. Between the years 2000 and 2009, 1,638 people were killed as pedestrians in the state of North Carolina (t4america.org) with Raleigh-Durham ranking second out of all NC cities for pedestrian fatalities. A statewide campaign, […]

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Back to School

By now – at least for most of you – the 2012-13 school year is underway. Even if you don’t have children, please remember to use caution near schools, bus stops and anywhere kids may be playing. Here are some tips to keep things moving smoothly: Your morning commute may be longer when school buses […]

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Police Enforce Jaywalking

According to the Charlotte Observer, police in Uptown Charlotte recently began ticketing jaywalkers and fining drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians. The action comes in response to a year of record pedestrian fatalities in the area.  Police handed out 41 tickets on July 30th. According to the article and the Administrative Office of the […]

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Bike & Pedestrian Safety: Tips to Avoid an Accident

In many cities in the U.S., hopping in the car to get to your destination is a given. Mass transit, biking and walking are much less common as a means of transportation. Every year, thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians in the U.S. are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents involving cars or trucks. According […]

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