Duluth Police Prepare PSA For Pedestrian Safety

Safety at Crosswalks is Responsibility of Both Drivers and Pedestrians

Duluth Police are preparing a new public service announcement about cross walks.

And the message is clear – drivers and pedestrians are both responsible for safety when crossing the street.

The corner of Snively and Woodland in Duluth is just one example of a heavily trafficked intersection that could be dangerous.

Officers will remind you that state law says pedestrians only have the right of way at crosswalks and unmarked intersections.

Folks with the Driving for Safe Communities Coalition say making sure both drivers and pedestrians stay alert is important in preventing tragic injuries.

“When you come to the ER, you’re coming because something really bad happened to you,” said Injury Prevention Coordinator Allison Nicholson, who works in the Trauma Center at Essentia Health. “We want to prevent those injuries.”

Nicholson also coordinates with Driving for Safe Communities, a partner with the Duluth Police Dept. on this project.

Duluth Police say they will begin airing the PSA before the end of the month.

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