Yesterday morning as I was leaving home, some school kids were walking to the bus stop, and a few kids were walking in my traffic lane with their backs toward me.  Keep in mind this was half an hour before sunrise.  Fortunately I was driving carefully and I saw them in my headlights.  Later, I asked my daughter what she remembers about pedestrian safety and learned she knows the safe way to walk on the street, but she also has seen that other kids have bad habits as they walk on the road.  I hope the local kids can change their habits before there is an accident.

Please take a minute to remind your loved ones of the basics of pedestrian safety (walk on the shoulder, facing oncoming traffic), and encourage them to use what they learn.  Hopefully if we set a good example, others will break their bad habits and learn to …

Be Safe!