Pedestrians should use Wood Avenue crosswalk signals

I frequently travel on Wood Avenue and have noticed approximately half of the UNA students using the crosswalk do not first activate the warning lights. For safety reasons, it is important the lights be activated, even if there are no vehicles in the immediate vicinity of the crossing.

The lights activate immediately upon pushing the button, so there is no delay for the students using the crossing. I would urge every person using the Wood Avenue crosswalk to first activate the warning lights.

Doing so will help to prevent vehicle-pedestrian injuries.

Remember, pedestrians almost always lose those encounters.