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How to stay safe near the roadways as the days get darker

(WBNG) — As the sun sets earlier each day, it can become dangerous to be out and about during the evening hours.

12 News spoke with the New York State Department of Transportation about tips to keep in mind when walking, biking, etc. near the roadways as it gets darker, earlier.

NYSDOT Region 9 Public Information Officer Jhomo O’Connor says to follow these tips when you head out:

  • wear bright colors, and/or reflective clothing
  • bring a flashlight with you
  • make sure you’re walking against traffic

O’Connor says using these tips increases driver’s ability to see you on the street.

He adds, “just increasing the awareness overall so that we can increase safety and decrease the chances of any crashes.”

Julia Gorman

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