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Winona State University will participate in the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Crosswalk Safety event Wednesday, Sept. 16, at various locations in Winona.

The event will promote pedestrian safety by demonstrating the proper use of a crosswalk and providing safety tips for pedestrians and motorists. Event participants will legally cross in a predetermined crosswalk holding a banner visible to pedestrians and motorists.

The campaign aims to increase the percentage of motorists and pedestrians who follow the Minnesota crosswalk law and exhibit safe walking and driving behaviors, including pedestrians making eye contact with drivers before proceeding into the crosswalk and motorists always prepared to stop for crossing pedestrians at every corner. These behaviors help reduce the incidence of pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

The event will take place at the following times and locations: 7 to 9 a.m., Main Street and 7th; 7 to 9 a.m., Huff Street and 9th; 8 to 9 a.m., Gilmore and Baker (in front of Winona Senior High School); 4 to 5:30 p.m., Main Street and 11th.

For more information, contact Erin Paulson at 507-457-5082.


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