Safety reminder: Share streets with students

Fifth-grade safety patrol member Andy Maza-Ajete waits
for a break in traffic before allowing kindergartner Lundyn
Jepsen to cross the street with her dad, Jeff Carriker,
near Longfellow Elementary Thursday morning.

The streets of Hastings were a little bit more crowded this morning with hundreds of children and families taking to the streets for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

And with all those children now out on foot, bicycle or scooter, officials are reminding drivers to share the streets.

The Healthy Hastings group started the Share Our Streets program as a way to remind all users to share the streets whether it be vehicle drivers watching out for pedestrians or bicyclists riding single file to leave room for other vehicles.

"It's awareness. We want people to slow down and pay attention to each other," said Becky Sullivan, a member of the Healthy Hastings committee.

To read more, see Thursday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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