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City Of Hickory Announces August Traffic Enforcement Location

The Hickory Police Department’s August traffic enforcement P.A.C.T. – Pay Attention in City Traffic – will be located on Old Lenoir Road NW and 3rd Avenue Drive NW from 9th Street NW to 12th Avenue NW.

Enforcement will focus on distracted driving, following too closely, speeding, and other traffic violations. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross safely; use crosswalks, cross at the corner or other designated crossing areas; obey pedestrian signal indicators; and wear reflective materials when walking at night.

Motor vehicle operators are urged to look for and yield to pedestrians, particularly at crosswalks and other designated crossings, as well as at all intersections. Also, remember to look for pedestrians while turning.

All motorists need to be vigilant, aware, and respectful of cyclists utilizing roadways. Bicycles are considered vehicles and must abide by all traffic laws, especially traveling in the same direction as other vehicular traffic and observing traffic lights or stop signs.

City officials remind citizens in a news release that those using City of Hickory roadways are asked to remain alert and obey all traffic laws to ensure the safety of all motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.