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City encourages pedestrians to wear light-coloured or reflective clothing at night

November 24, 2015 - The City’s Fire and Paramedic Services are reminding pedestrians to wear light-coloured or reflective clothing when walking after dark.

“With the days getting darker earlier it is often difficult for motorists to see people walking along area roadways, running or walking their dogs,” explained Paramedic Chief Keith Kirkpatrick.

“We want to remind people to wear something that is reflective or more easily visible to motorists,” added Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst. “We want to help ensure everyone is and remains safe.”

Ward 5 Councillor Steve Strangway said he has heard similar concerns from residents in his ward in recent weeks.

“I have heard from a number of people that it is sometimes difficult to see pedestrians or individuals walking their dogs near the road, especially when they are wearing darker clothing,” he said. “Wearing light-coloured clothing or carrying a flashlight is an easy thing that could help prevent a tragedy.”

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For more information, please contact:

John Chambers
Communications Officer
705-324-9411 Ext. 1355
jchambers@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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