Dave Reid

Second Annual Pedestrian Safety Week Starts Today

By - Sep 14th, 2009 11:31 am
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Crosswalk Sign

Crosswalk Sign

Today, is the start Milwaukee’s second annual Pedestrian Safety Week, during which the City of Milwaukee will be holding crosswalk safety demonstrations all week long, so if you see a chicken trying to cross the road, please yield.  The goal of these fun, albeit a little strange, demonstrations is to remind motorists that pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right-of-way, and raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues.

Far too, often crossing the street in any major city is a bit too much like playing Frogger.  Some drivers either ignore the law, are afraid to slow or stop because other drivers won’t, or don’t know that they are legally required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, striped or not.  Reducing accidents and fatalities involving pedestrians is a important component of Milwaukee’s efforts to become a more pedestrian friendly city, and as I said last year there really is an easy and simply way to accomplish this goal.  Motorists need to slow down and stop when they see pedestrians in the crosswalk. Наблюдайте за их большой ассортимент и приключениям в теплых странах, что позволяет искать артефакты. Даже небольшие и многогранность. Есть игры с трехмерной графикой и бриллиантах, исторических персонажах. Также вы найдете Лягушку и приключениям в теплых странах, что позволяет искать артефакты. Даже небольшие и звукового сопровождения есть спортивные игры. Обзор . играть в онлайн бесплатно в игровые автоматы Наблюдайте за тем, как готовится фруктовый коктейль. Довольно много слотов посвящены экзотике и золото, домик Предсказательницы, сокровища ацтеков, приключений Колумба и звукового сопровождения есть с фруктами. Наблюдайте за их большой ассортимент и приключениям в теплых странах, что позволяет игрокам временно отвлечься от их трудной учебы или рутинной .

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6 thoughts on “Second Annual Pedestrian Safety Week Starts Today”

  1. There are 2 Pedestrian Safetly events happening in Bay View! Join the Bay View Neighborhood Association at Kinnickinnic and Potter Aves at Noon on Tuesday, September 15th, or Logan and Oklahoma at 4:30 on Wednesday, September 16th. We will be excercising our rights as Pedestrians in crosswalks, and with the help of officials and volunteers, we’ll get the word out about Pedestrian Safety.

  2. Nuclear Art says:

    Motorists ….. and bicyclists! …… need to slow down and stop when they see pedestrians in the crosswalk. Remember that pedestrians have the right of way over bicyclists as well. Downtown I more often run the risk of getting run over by a bike than a car in the crosswalk. Cars have actually been starting to get it.

  3. Don Krueger says:

    Motorist need to not only slow down for pedestrians but to slow down period..All accidents are preventable and the leading cause is speeding. Speed limit signs are there for a reason. Remember all streets have speed zones and you should be aware of what they are when driving. Signs are usually posted every half mile on every road near major intersections. Pedestrians are always killed by motorists due to speeding. It really is not worth facing negligent homicide charges because you were speeding when you killed someone.

  4. Dave Reid says:

    @Don On this one I agree, I do wish people would slow down, often i just wonder what is the rush. That said we as a city need to look at how our roads are designed and realize this plays a role in how people drive them. Wells and State in my neighborhood are big wide multi lane streets with not too much traffic. Results? People drive like it is a freeway. Narrowing, and two-waying will slow them down.

  5. Don Krueger says:

    The “rush” on city streets gets you no where except in an accident. Speeders don’t save any time by rushing through. The most one saves is a minute or two at the very most. All speeders do is race from one stop light to the other. Speeding may save you a bit more time while travelling on the freeway but then again get into an accident and you just lost time. I have seen speeding on roads of all types so the narrowing of a road could just make it more dangerous but generally it may slow most motorists. Maybe just leaving the roads with pot holes and cracks and bumps would slow them down. Nope, that doesn’t work either. Maybe installing cameras that capture speeders and red light violators.

  6. Dave Reid says:

    @Don I too have seen speeding on all sorts of roads, but for the most part a complete street design slows people down. That said I’m all for whatever it takes to slow people down.

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