NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police warns pedestrians of important safety measures to follow when crossing the street.
In recent times, police say there have been three auto-pedestrian crashes. Two were fatal.
As a response to the crashes that happened in recent weeks, the department warns pedestrians not to text and walk.
When walking, it is important for pedestrians to be predictable, walk on sidewalks, use crosswalks, walk facing traffics, and avoid texting.
Police also remind drivers to yield and look out for pedestrians crossing at intersections.
DON'T TEXT AND WALK | In the past few weeks, NNPD has seen 3 auto-pedestrian accidents--2 were fatal. It's important to make pedestrians aware of the importance of safety.— Newport News Police Department (@NewportNewsPD) November 22, 2021
DRIVERS, always look out for and yield to pedestrians at intersections and in crosswalks. pic.twitter.com/pq0N8Fty7u