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Safety Reminders About Driving During Morning And Evening Commutes

LINCOLN –(News Release Nov. 17)–Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) reminds drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and e-scooter users that daylight saving time can create visibility challenges during morning and evening commutes.

 

“Sun glare can impair visibility at dawn and dusk while daylight saving brings darkness earlier in the evening. Safety is our priority at LTU, so we encourage travelers to stay alert and be aware of all types of commuters around them,” said Roberto Partida, Transportation Planner.

 

LTU strives to provide safe, accessible, and convenient transportation options for all residents, whether they travel by foot, bike, scooter, or car. LTU offers these safety tips to commuters:

 

Pedestrians – Be bright and be seen. Wear bright colors during the day and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night. Use sidewalks where available and cross at intersections. Always look for vehicles in all directions and never assume drivers see you.

Cyclists – Be bright and be seen. Wear a helmet and bright colors during the day and reflective materials at night. Always have a working white light on the front and a red light on the back of your bike at night. Follow traffic laws and watch for vehicles, pedestrians, and road hazards.

E-Scooters – Be bright and be seen. Wear a helmet and bright colors during the day and reflective materials at night. Follow all traffic laws and scooter operating rules.

Drivers – Stay alert and avoid distractions. Slow down, be cautious and always yield to pedestrians. Use extra caution in hard-to-see conditions such as bad weather, nighttime, or if there’s sun glare.

For more information on walking, biking, and driving safety, visit lincoln.ne.gov/TrafficSafety. For more information on e-scooters, visit lincoln.ne.gov/scooter.


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