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HPD September P.A.C.T. Pay Attention in City Traffic

The Hickory Police Department’s September traffic enforcement P.A.C.T. – Pay Attention in City Traffic – will be located on Falling Creek Road and 8th Avenue NW from Hwy 127 to 4th Street NW.

Enforcement will focus on speeding, distracted driving, following too closely 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.

All citizens utilizing City of Hickory roadways are asked to remain alert and obey all traffic laws to ensure the safety of all motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.