Brown Deer Police urge pedestrian safety as weather improves

Pedestrians must be aware of the rules of the road
Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 13:35:19-05

With the warm weather bringing more people outdoors, Brown Deer police are reminding drivers to be extra careful of students walking to school.

The warning is not only going out to drivers, police are reminding pedestrians to remember the rules of the road too.

"With the increased vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic we try to have an upgraded presence there to remind everyone we are in the area enforcing traffic regulations," said Nick Andersen with the Brown Deer Police Department. "Kids are crossing the street, they are riding their bikes and with the cross traffic, everybody has to work together."

Pedestrians remember to use the crosswalk, walk on the sidewalk and pay attention to the traffic moving around you.

Police said it is not the time to be texting or talking on a cell phone.

This morning several high students were on their phones, texting or talking and not paying attention to where they were walking.

"Look up and live, when your face is down buried in your phone there's a lot of things happening around you. Students need to pay attention," Andersen said. 

According to the CDC, in the next 24 hours 430 people will be treated in an emergency room on average for traffic-related pedestrian injuries.

"That doesn't surprise me," Andersen said. "Everyone has to work together, everyone has to stay focused."  


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