MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) – When we spring our clocks forward Saturday night, it will stay lighter out later. But that also means it will be darker for a longer period of time in the morning and state transportation officials are reminding drivers and pedestrians to keep an eye out for each other.
“Drivers who may be a bit sleepy from the time change need to stay extra alert behind the wheel,” state pedestrian safety coordinator Larry Corsi said. “Watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists at crosswalks, intersections and along the shoulders of roads."
Corsi also said bikers and pedestrians need to do their part to make sure drivers seem them before crossing the street or entering an intersection. He says they should use lights and wear extra reflective or bright colored clothing.
Three pedestrians have been killed so far this year in Wisconsin. On average, six pedestrians are killed in January and February in Wisconsin.