South Salt Lake council member holds ‘honk & wave’ to bring attention to crosswalk

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SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A South Salt Lake Cty council member wants drivers to pay attention to a crosswalk where two people were recently killed.

Corey Thomas has been an advocate for crosswalk safety since she was elected in November last year.

Last June Thomas held an event she called a “Honk & Wave” at 3000 South State Street and was able to get the Utah Department of Transportation to make changes to the area.

Friday, Thomas is holding the event again, this time at the crosswalk on 3300 South West Temple. Just over a week ago three different people were hit by cars in that area in less than 24 hours. Two of those people died. 

The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Click here for more information. There will be bright yellow signs for people to hold that say “Stop For Pedestrians”. 

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UDOT officials remind people crossing the road to never assume that drivers can see them.

If you are at a crosswalk, make sure that you press the button to give yourself extra time to get through the area. 

UDOT also says it is important that if you are heading out for a long run or a bike ride that you wear reflective clothing so drivers can see you at night. 

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