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Notice of Municipal General Election
Notice is hereby given that Mapleton City will hold a non-partisan
municipal general election on November 3, 2015 to elect three (3)
council members each to serve a four-year term. Candidate filing period
begins June 1, 2015 and ends on June 8, 2015 during regular business
hours. Declaration of Candidacy Forms or Nomination Petition must be
filed in person with the City Recorder at 25 West 400 North, Mapleton,
Utah. Information and documents are available in the City Recorder’s
office at 125 West 400 North, Mapleton, Utah or online at www.mapleton.org
Camille Brown, City Recorder (UCA 10-3-301)
has different preferences when it comes to transportation, but
there’s one that all road users share — everyone is a pedestrian.
Unfortunately, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users
to experience an increase in fatalities. This year we are working
hard to raise awareness of the dangers to pedestrians.
Traffic Safety Facts - Pedestrians
pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2011, a 9.6%
increase from the number reported in 2010.
Traffic Safety Facts - Children
In 2011, an
estimated 69,000 pedestrians were injured, 11,000 of
those injured were age 14 and younger, and males
accounted for 65% (7,000) of those 11,000 injured.
Traffic Safety Facts - Older Population
In 2009, 16
percent of all traffic fatalities in the United
States were among people age 65 and older.
Many of you exercise by
walking, jogging, etc. on our city roads.
As a pedestrian, you should try and use a sidewalk if possible. If
there is no sidewalk, try and walk on the side of the road that
Avoid crossing a road in the middle of a block instead cross at road
intersections. Although cars are supposed to let pedestrians go
first, look out for turning vehicles before you start to cross the
road. If possible, make eye contact with the drivers and wait for
traffic to stop before crossing the road. Remember it may be
difficult for motorists to see you when it is dark or when the
weather is bad so wear bright, light colored or reflective clothing.
Show your child how to cross the road safely and explain to them how
to look both ways before crossing. Lastly teach your child
how to be safe around school buses
and other big vehicles. By taking care of the safety precautions you
can still enjoy your exercise and be safe at the same time.
urge parents, caregivers, educators, and advocates to take a minute
and discuss pedestrian safety to improve the quality of life for
pedestrians within our community.
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