Walkers urged to take precautions! - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Walkers urged to take precautions!

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cairo High seniors plead after vandalism

    Cairo High seniors plead after vandalism

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:54:46 GMT
    Some high school seniors who pulled a destructive prank several months ago find out their punishment. They could have gone to jail. The prosecutor didn't think that was the best course to take.   CairoMore >>
    Some high school seniors who pulled a destructive prank several months ago find out their punishment. They could have gone to jail. The prosecutor didn't think that was the best course to take.More >>
  • Man severely burned over a debt

    Man severely burned over a debt

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:54:46 GMT
    An Ashburn man is recovering after he was doused with gasoline and set on fire.  The man accused of doing it is in jail.       Family members and friends of John Lawson say they still can't believe whatMore >>
    Neighbors along Harrison Avenue in Ashburn are still in shock after John Lawson was set on fire.More >>
  • Former civil rights director has new book

    Former civil rights director has new book

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:52:37 GMT
    The former director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute returned to the museum tonight to read excerpts from his new book.      Dr. Lee Formwalt's book "Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest GeorgiaMore >>
    The former director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute returned to the museum tonight to read excerpts from his new book.      Dr. Lee Formwalt's book "Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest GeorgiaMore >>

September 4, 2007

Dougherty County-  Many pedestrian, car collisions could be avoided if pedestrians took more cautions while walking in traffic. 

Dougherty County Safe Communities Coordinator Michele DeMott says you should always walk facing traffic. If you can't use a sidewalk, walk as close to the shoulder as possible. DeMott recommends wearing light colored clothing if you need to walk alongside a roadway, but a reflective vest is better. 

"Put on a reflective vest they're very inexpensive you can pick them up at sporting goods stores or Wal-Mart or any of the larger big box retailers for just a few dollars it makes you more visible," said Michele DeMott, Safe Communities Coordinator. 

DeMott says, reflectors on tennis shoes are good, but don't provide enough warning. She also cautions pedestrians not to cross in the middle of a street, but use the crosswalk.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=WalkingPrecautions

 

Powered by WorldNow