A Top Priority in Live Oak
With the advent of fall upon us, pedestrian visibility becomes increasingly difficult as ours days become dark much sooner. In the last two months, we have had several vehicle vs. pedestrian incidences, making pedestrian safety a high priority in Live Oak. Remember, it’s the responsibility of both vehicle operators and pedestrians to keep a watchful eye out for one another. You can do your part to prevent this type of vehicle accident by remembering and following these simple laws:
- Vehicles Must Stop Prior to a Crosswalk
- Check for pedestrians that are in, entering, or about to enter the crosswalk;
- Only enter the crosswalk after it is clear of pedestrians;
- Check both directions for other cars before entering the intersection.
- Pedestrians Must Check for Vehicles Before Entering the Crosswalk
Deputies will not only be issuing warnings for violations in and around crosswalks, citations will be issued as well. Please drive and walk defensively.
Keeping our homes safe from intruders is a concern we all share, for ourselves and our families. Please remember these safety tips especially when dealing with evening visitors and make sure every member of your household knows and follows them:
- If someone comes to your door, always know who they are before you open the door.
- If a stranger comes to your door asking to use your phone (i.e. because they ran out of gas, have a flat tire, are seeking work or a runaway animal, seeing if you want to sell your car, or any other excuse), “Do Not Let Them In and Do Not Give Them Your Phone”. Call the Sheriff's Department-Dispatcher (530) 822-7307 immediately for assistance. If it is a legitimate situation, we can help them a lot faster.
- While staying safe, do your best to get a description of the person, their car, or if they leave which way they went. Always be aware of your surroundings and anything or anyone that does not seem to belong, always call the Sheriff's Department and let us check things out. We need to know who and what is going on in your neighborhood. The criminals need to know that we are working together to make Live Oak safe.
Let’s make this a safe holiday season!
Lt. James Casner
Sutter County Sheriffs’ Department
Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 08:57