The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists to use extra caution during the autumn months. With milder temperatures, motorists should expect to see more pedestrians and bicyclists along the roadways. White-tailed deer mating season, falling leaves and less visibility with later sunrises and early sunsets are among some of the seasonal factors that challenge highway users. The State Highway Administration continues to urge drivers to be extra vigilant for pedestrians, especially around Halloween when children will be out trick-or-treating. Motorists are urged to: stay alert, slow down and stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections (it’s the law); use caution when turning at intersections; and stop at stop signs and for school buses. Pedestrians are urged to: pay attention to their surroundings; use sidewalks and marked crosswalks, and press the pedestrian signal button at signalized intersection, then wait for the walk signal. White-tailed deer activity increases in Maryland from mid-October to mid-December. During this time, deer are extremely active and often dart across roads, increasing the potential for a vehicle-deer collision. Motorists are urged to heighten awareness of surroundings and stay alert, particularly in rural areas across the state. Here are some tips for limiting a […]
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