Be Watchful on the Roads

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As winter approaches and the sun sets by 5 p.m., we must remember, as drivers and pedestrians, to be wary of others on the roadways. Especially given the COVID-19 pandemic, with many more people taking to the streets to get some fresh air and exercise, drivers must remember to be careful, particularly when it gets dark out. And walkers, runners, and bicyclists should not assume that motorists can see you; particularly when navigating around leaf piles into the center of streets, be sure to look out for vehicles, wear reflective clothing, and use flashlights.

Particularly amidst the holiday season and with many residents working and learning from home, we are seeing more people — especially children — out around town. Vehicle and roadway safety must be on everyone’s minds when doing so — that means keeping off phones when behind the wheel. It is about personal responsibility and weighing the value of human life. This very topic was discussed at Livingston’s most recent Township Council meeting.



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