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As you start your holiday shopping…

downtowndelightfulslow-rsA reminder on this busy shopping day to look out for pedestrians.  There is even a fun video of the “safety dance” on the SeattlePI’s blog to remind you. 

The holiday months typically see the most car-vs.-pedestrian collisions and most of them happen downtown, where people are shopping, going out or working. There were 468 collisions in Seattle involving pedestrians in 2008. A majority happened downtown and were caused by drivers failing to yield the right-of-way.

And, don’t forget to bring your own bag.  Maybe have a contest with your family or friend about who can get the least number of plastic or paper shopping bags during the holiday season?  Or count the number of times you can wave thanks to a car that yields to you in the crosswalk ?