With an increase in the number of accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists, Police are reminding everyone that Oak Park is a busy urban environment where travelers must share the road and be aware of their surroundings.
Everyone who uses Oak Park streets, whether driving, bicycling or walking, must stay focused and avoid distractions like talking on cell phones or wearing headphones.
Anyone driving a car or riding a bike also needs to follow traffic safety rules like stopping at intersections. Pedestrians should cross carefully at marked crosswalks.
Anyone who notices a problem area in their neighborhood should report it to their residential beat officer — visit www.oak-park.us/rbo for contact information.