Lately, too many pedestrians have been hit by cars in Clearwater. Even one injury or death is too many.
In February, the Clearwater Police Department made a video illustrating one such instance of jaywalking, to help inform the public of the importance of using crosswalks.
Even after news outlets warned against crossing streets illegally, the incidents continued to occur.
Bike/Walk Central Florida offers a highly useful description of pedestrian safety laws and Florida’s driver yield law – complete with easy-to-understand illustrations at bikewalkcentralflorida.org/resources/laws.
Please drive mindfully, use the crosswalks, and together, we can help reduce the number of these tragic accidents.
Video by the City of Clearwater Police Department and
Feature photo by Copyright Free Pictures on Pixabay