#childsafety | Pedestrian Safety Tips Before heading out this summer | Top Stories

STEVENS POINT, Wi. (WAOW)– The summer is here and that means more people outside.

From riding bikes to playing outside more people are outside enjoying the sun and having fun. The Stevens Point Child Safety Center is reminding families of safety precautions to take while going out this summer.

A 2020 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found one in six people who died in a crash were pedestrians.

Before walking out the door Joanne Peotter director of The Stevens Point Child Safety Center said before crossing the street be sure to look left, right and left again keeping a look out for motor vehicles. She also recommends putting the phone down and being aware of the surrounding area.

“they have earbuds in so they’re not hearing,” Peotter said. “but then you are looking at your phone so you’re not seeing it either and kids and teenagers are walking right out into the street and getting hit,”

Peotter said when walking look out for cars backing out of a driveway or parking spot.

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