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September is California Pedestrian Safety Month

Corona Police Department reminds public that “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor”

Post Date:09/10/2018 3:30 PM

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For Immediate Release
September 6, 2018

SEPTEMBER IS CALIFORNIA PEDESTRIAN SAFETY MONTH

Corona Police Department reminds public that “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor”

CORONA, CA- September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the Corona Police Department will be joining the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), along with other law enforcement agencies, transportation agencies and pedestrian advocates to promote public awareness aimed at pedestrian safety.

The Corona Police Department has mapped out locations over the past several years where pedestrian collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those collisions.crosswalk sign

The Corona Police Department supports efforts by OTS to educate drivers that “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor.”  This campaign highlights the importance of pedestrian safety awareness, regardless of whether one is on foot or behind the wheel.

Pedestrians should always use crosswalks or intersections with a stop sign or light, make eye contact with drivers, and look before stepping into a crosswalk. Drivers should be alert for pedestrians, use caution when backing up, and be courteous and patient while waiting for pedestrians with the right of way to safely cross the street. Both drivers and pedestrians should avoid distractions by not using cell phones and focusing on the task at hand.

Safety goes both ways. Drivers and pedestrians must work together to exhibit safe behaviors that protect themselves and those around them, reducing injuries and saving lives.

Funding for this enforcement campaign is provided to the Corona Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                     

Sgt. Chad Fountain
Public Information Officer
951-736-2880
Chad.Fountain@CoronaCA.gov

 

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