Increase of warm weather causes danger among drivers and pedestrians

It took less than 15 minutes to spot danger on the streets of Quincy.

Everyone was doing it from the elderly, mailman and even law enforcement.

Jaywalking was the motive as some people like Nicholas Bern didn't try to hide it.

"Every day I go to work, I go to the store,” Bern mentioned. “I walk everywhere".

Bern admits to jaywalking.

"I do sometimes,” Bern pointed out. “I try not to but sometimes if I'm in a hurry I will".

A sight the Quincy Police Department are used to seeing.

Officer William Printy said jaywalking is a problem in town.

Printy explained it boils down to people as they ignore simple safety measures such as the cross walk.

"It can lead to serious repercussions such as traffic crashes with pedestrians," Bern said.

According to a study, almost 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year by motor vehicles.

Printy mentioned the first offense for jaywalking is a verbal warning.

"If it continues it can turn into a citation from that point," Printy said.

The way to avoid a fine, injury or even death is to walk in the safe zone.

An act which is a step in the right direction for pedestrian safety.

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