CDOT companions with farmers markets to lift consciousness of pedestrian security

DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) – CDOT is partnering with native outlets and farmers’ markets to lift consciousness of pedestrian security. CDOT says this 12 months has been the deadliest 12 months on report for pedestrians in Colorado.

Up to now in 2021, there have been a complete of 56 pedestrian deaths; final 12 months 93 pedestrians have been killed in site visitors crashes in Colorado.

The counties with essentially the most fatalities have been Denver (18), El Paso (13) and Adams (12).

“Guaranteeing that everybody will get residence safely is our high precedence,” mentioned Darrell Lingk, Director of the Workplace of Transportation Security for the Colorado Division of Transportation. “This marketing campaign encourages motorists to make use of additional warning round pedestrians by slowing their velocity, staying off their telephones, and by no means driving impaired.”

The LOCAL at Southlands and Southlands Farmers Market have designed grocery luggage for his or her prospects to make use of.

“The LOCAL Colorado is honored to accomplice with CDOT on this security initiative,” mentioned Jason Williams, homeowners of The LOCAL Colorado and Southlands Farmers Market. “Colorado is our residence, and the place we’ve opened our companies, and we’re invested in the neighborhood and ensuring our prospects and neighbors are all protected.”

CDOT says they’ve additionally put ghost pedestrian silhouettes all through the market to remind individuals of the human toll from pedestrian crashes annually.

To stop crashes, CDOT is sharing the reminders beneath for drivers and pedestrians:

Most crashes happen at non-intersections. The most secure place to cross the road is on the intersection crosswalk. Drivers ought to use additional warning when approaching crosswalks.

  • Observe the principles of the highway

The crosswalk is a no-car zone and motorists must cease previous to the crosswalk. Pedestrians ought to press the crosswalk button, anticipate the WALK sign, then look each methods and over their shoulder previous to getting into the crosswalk.

  • Remove distractions whereas driving and strolling

Restrict use of cell telephones, flip down music, and keep away from different distractions.

  • Use additional warning at nighttime

Pedestrians ought to bear in mind they’re tougher to see at night time and use additional warning when crossing streets and getting into crosswalks.

Eye contact and/or a fast nod is a straightforward strategy to verify that each the motive force and pedestrian see and acknowledge the opposite.

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