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Free flags provides higher visibility to motorized wheelchairs

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

The Douglas Police Department started a new initiative to make sure all who use motorized wheelchairs are seen when on the road.

Douglas Police are giving free eight foot flags that they will install on motorized wheelchairs and other devices.

The police department said this will help both drivers and those on motorized wheelchairs.

“The flag provides higher visibilities for the motorist, so even if they can't see the mobility chair they can see the flag because it waves back and forth and it's brightly colored,” said Douglas Police Officer Tim Allmond. “And it provides a level of safety for the person who is operating the wheel chair.”

Those who are interested can either call into the Douglas Police Department at 912-384-222 ext. 3616 or visit the police department for the flag. 

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