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Safety Watch Q & A: Pedestrian Safety

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Sadly, we've reported far too many car-versus-pedestrian accidents in the past couple months. Find out how to keep yourself safe in tonight's Safety Watch Q & A.
    
Carson City Sheriff, Ken Furlong will address that issue which is especially timely since many people are out-and-about for holiday shopping and Christmas gatherings.

If you'd like to speak with the sheriff, call 858-2222 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. tonight.

Even just one pedestrian hit by a car is one too many, says Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. With it a large amount of pedestrians out and about; we must all do our part to ensure the safety of those crossing the roadways.

Drivers - pay attention to the crosswalks as you approach, slow down and be prepared to stop. Pedestrians, put away the cell phones and other devices which distract you and pay attention to the oncoming traffic before crossing the street. Use the marked crosswalks which are provided. These suggestions may seem like common sense, but the sheriff encourages you to take them seriously.

Think about the cost to you in medical bills, insurance rates, and other related costs should you strike a pedestrian with your vehicle or if you, the pedestrian, are found to be at fault for the crash.

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