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May 15, 2015



 Summer Fun! Watch for Pedestrians

LYNCHBURG – Schools are getting out soon and summer fun cannot be too far behind.  Motorists should be aware of the potential for an increased number of pedestrians in and around roadways, especially near parks and playgrounds during longer daylight hours.

“People, particularly children, look forward to spending time outdoors during the warm weather,” says Tim Wiles, assistant district administrator for maintenance at the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), “and some activities involve crossing or being in close proximity to roadways.”

Motorists should also expect bicyclists along roadsides as more and more people are taking advantage of this mode of travel to commute to/from work, accomplish daily activities or enjoy a little exercise.

Whether it is children at play, joggers, bicyclists, or neighbors visiting across the street, motorists are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings and alert to presence of those outside our automobiles. 



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