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Drivers warned to watch for pedestrians during busy shopping season

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With many people out doing holiday shopping, police warn drivers to be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Drivers are required to stop at crosswalks like the one in downtown Albany when someone is in the crosswalk.

Police also remind pedestrians always to use a crosswalk.

“Your going to have even more people that are out walking, especially in shopping centers, and in downtown. So you need to be vigilant and aware of the people walking around, and make sure you check your surroundings anytime you move your vehicle,” says Captain Tom Jackson, with Dougherty County Police.

Captain Jackson also says people walking need to be aware of their surroundings, and make sure they're not distracted by cell phones and texting.

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