INFORMATION ON CROSSWALKS FOR PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS AND DRIVERS
Stemming from the incident last night where a Lamar woman was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk, 105.7 News wants to pass on these helpful tips for not only motorists but pedestrians and bicyclists as well. Please share this story with your friends. Whether you walk, bike or drive, take 5 seconds to follow these crosswalk safety guidelines:
Pedestrians 1. Always cross at marked crosswalks. You forfeit your rights as a pedestrian if you cross elsewhere 2. Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left to make sure the road is clear in both directions before crossing. 3. If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver to be sure s/he sees you before you cross. 4. Look before walking past stopped vehicles. Do not cross just because a driver waves you on. Be sure all lanes are clear first. 5. Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles.
Bicyclists: 1. Yield to pedestrians. 2. Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles and forfeit their rights as pedestrians in the case of an accident or citation. 3. Use marked bike paths or multi-use paths when available. 4. Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways. 4. Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads and sidewalks. Be aware that your actions are unpredictable to drivers and pedestrians.
Drivers: 1. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections. 2. Be prepared to stop at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks. 3. Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders whose approaches to the crosswalk may be much swifter than those of pedestrians. 4. Come to a complete stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross. 5. Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in before resuming travel. 6. Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk. ... See MoreSee Less
WOMAN IN CROSSWALK HIT BY VEHICLE IN LAMAR LAST NIGHT, TEENAGE DRIVER CITED
A Lamar woman is recovering from injuries sustained after she was hit by a vehicle last night. Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller told 105.7 KVAY News that the female in her 50's was attempting to cross the 500th block of South Main Street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old male just before 9 p.m. last night. The female was transported to Prowers Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male driver was cited by Lamar police. Their identities were not released by law enforcement. Chief Miller said that once a person on foot enters a crosswalk, oncoming motorist are required by state law to yield and come to a stop before the crosswalk as the pedestrian crosses the street. Once the pedestrian crosses and gets out of the drivers lane of travel, the motorists can continue on. Motorists are asked to pay closer attention to adults and children out walking and crossing the streets in crosswalks. Also people out walking at night especially those exercising should be extra careful and wear bright colors to aid motorist in seeing them out and about. ... See MoreSee Less
Your outside temperature (as of 5:10 a.m.) is 65 degrees under fair skies.
How about a 20 degree difference in a high temperature today? Today calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon hours. High today only 82 degrees! Tonight, cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms with a low of 60. Thursday, a 30 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon hours, partly sunny with a high of 87.
Weekend still looking great with sunny skies both days and highs in the lower 90's
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Right Front Door - Golden Plains Insurance
Right Rear Door - Lamar Civic Federal Credit Union
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