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Law enforcement members give tips on traveling in the dark

How to travel safely at night. Photo Credit WDAM. How to travel safely at night. Photo Credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

November has seen two accidents involving pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

Laurel Police Captain Jerome Jackson said it is important for both drivers and pedestrians to be careful as it gets darker earlier.

For pedestrians, Captain Jackson said it’s important to wear lighter color clothing while traveling at night.

“It always helps to wear lighter color clothing, especially as the sun starts to go down, like lighter color clothing or reflective vests or reflective armbands,” said Jackson.

For drivers, Jackson said it’s equally important to be aware of the surroundings.

“When it comes to looking out for the pedestrians you obviously want to drive defensively, but take a couple of seconds and just make sure that you try and stay clear of pedestrians and cyclists."

Drivers share the road with cyclists and Captain Jackson spoke about how they can travel safely.

“If you’re a cyclist, you might want to wear reflectors or some sort of device on your bicycle so you can be seen by motorists” said Jackson. “When the illumination is limited outside, like I said you want to make sure that these motorists can see you."

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