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Police: Please Walk, Jog and Ride Safely — Here Are the Rules, Here’s How to Follow Them

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With more Darien residents walking, jogging, cycling, driving and otherwise using the town streets and sidewalks during the COVID-19 crisis, town police have become more concerned about people staying safe and avoiding accidents. After all: A hospital is definitely one place you’d rather not be right now, if you can avoid it. So the Police Department on Monday issued some information on what the rules of the road are. “If everyone follows these basic and reasonable rules, roadways users can safely co-exist,” the announcement said. “Please, take an extra minute or two and consider giving “the other guy” an additional margin of safety and distance.”

Automobile Association: Hit-and-Run Crashes Rising in U.S. and CT, Including Deadly Ones

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Hit and run crashes have killed more than 2,000 people in 2016, which equates to more than one such crash every minute on U.S. roads, reports a new study by the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety. These types of crashes are the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009. — This article is an announcement from AAA Northeast
With the number of hit-and-run crashes on the rise, AAA is calling for drivers to be alert on the road to avoid a deadly crash and remain on the scene if a crash occurs. In the study, AAA researchers found:

An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred annually since 2006. Nearly 65 percent of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were pedestrians or bicyclists.