Police: Drivers, Pedestrians Share Safety Responsibility
Last weekend’s shot of spring-like temperatures showed some of the dangers of the warmer weather, as collisions between cars and pedestrians in Dubuque caused one death. Police say that drivers and pedestrians share the responsibility of staying safe. Lt. Joe Messerich of the Dubuque Police Department tells us that drivers have to be aware of their surroundings and their speed. Messerich says extra attention has to be paid at intersections. From a pedestrian standpoint, Messerich says they can help drivers out by being predictable. Pedestrians should also be prepared to stop or change their route if a driver does something wrong. Car-pedestrian crashes cause about 6,000 deaths nationwide each year.