Pedestrian Safety Reminder from CCSO Sgt. Mike Cullen
The Carson City Sheriffs Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on pedestrian safety June 5th through June 21st. We are in our summer weather patterns and everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy it. If you are driving or walking here are some tips to keep in mind.
Whenever possible, walk on the sidewalk; if no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic
Cross streets at crosswalks
Look left, right and left again before crossing the street, making eye contact with drivers of oncoming vehicles to make sure they see you
Stay alert – avoid cell phone use while walking
Avoid alcohol and drug impairment when walking
Wear bright and/or reflective clothing, and use a flashlight at night
Children should cross the street with an adult
Watch for pedestrians and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, it’s a good idea to make eye contact, let them know you see them
Never pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Distracted driving can be just as bad, texting can wait
Please be careful out there and have a great summer.
CCSO Sgt. Mike Cullen