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As classes get set to resume, officials urge pedestrian safety

Schools in the Greater Danbury area will be starting up again soon and that means children will be walking to school and waiting along the street at bus stops.  Kevin Borrup of the Injury Prevention Center says it's important for parents to have a heightened awareness around safety issues. 


The Center formed a partnership with the state Department of Transportation to improve safety for pedestrians.  They launched the "Watch For Me Connecticut" campaign to raise awareness among drivers. 


The number of pedestrians killed last year increased 11-percent nationwide.  In Connecticut 1,100 pedestrians are hit by cars each year. 


Borrup offered tips to pedestrians.  They including using sidewalks, crossing at intersections controlled by signals and walking facing traffic.  For drivers, he is reminding motorists to keep speeds under the limit in residential areas.

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