SGI’s monthly traffic safety spotlight is focusing on vulnerable road user safety.
Spokesperson Kelly Brinkworth says for example, pedestrians should make sure they have the right of way.
“Don’t take the fact that you have the right-of-way for granted. A trick would be to make eye contact with the driver, don’t assume that the driver sees you, because sometimes they don’t.”
Officers will be focusing on vehicles that don’t yield to pedestrians, drivers that make dangerous lane changes near motorcycles, and drive without due care and attention near bicycles and motorcycles.
18 pedestrians, two bicyclists and three motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014, and nearly 600 others were injured.