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Police Calls for Education on Pedestrian Etiquette


pedBasseterre, St. Kitts, and (Monday 10th September, 2012) An Official from the Traffic Department of the police has called on parents to teach their children the proper pedestrian etiquette which, if done, could help reduce injury and death.

Sergeant Calvin Amory of the Traffic Department on Monday said if adults take time to assist children in doing the correct thing, he believes there would be less of these kinds of accidents, and at the same time it would make the roads safer, with children practicing the correct procedures.

He said when one wants to cross the road, it is expected that they would properly use the marked pedestrian crossings where they exist.

He said pedestrians ought to ensure that they make contact with drivers before crossing and to be certain that drivers are showing intent to stop, to allow their crossing.

Amory admitted that there are people who do not pay attention and would simply cross the street just like that; while there are others who emerge from between parked vehicles to cross the street, not ensuring that it is safe to do so.

His comments came in light of recent traffic accidents, one which left a young male hospitalized with serious injuries.

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