With weather warming up, drivers need to be more aware

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:23 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

As the weather is warming up, drivers need to be aware.

There are people out jogging and bicycling. Some of these joggers are out before the sun comes up and after it sets.

Walkers and joggers need to wear light colored clothes or reflective clothing.

Drivers need to slow down and look ahead, scan the roadway. That means checking side roads, driveways. 

Drivers need to put the cell-phone down and drive.

If bicycling in the dark you need to have a light on you bicycle front and rear.

Always wear a bike helmet. You too want to be seen as well as protect your head.

Trooper Doug Cutts

Safety Education

Iowa State Patrol

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