The city of Augusta, Maine, is making a considerable effort to make crossing the street safer in the city. But, unfortunately, over the years in Augusta, there have been too many incidents with vehicles and pedestrians.

The city of Augusta is taking many different steps to make crossing the city street safer; increased signage, more noticeable crosswalks, and getting those crossing to show their intent to the drivers by doing the "stop, look and wave" to the drivers to show they want to cross the street. Some of the more dangerous crossings in Augusta will be stocked with new orange flags to wave to help ensure the walkers are seen. The flags are not perfect because they can all end up on the same side of the road, or they might get stolen, so people are asked to give a hand…to help keep the flags balanced, and gees… don't steal them.

According to, the laws drivers yield to people crossing the road, but the walker also has to show their intent to cross. So, both have a role in this. Life is getting back to normal; summer is here; over the last few months, there has been a significant increase in traffic, so please pay attention and be safe out there.

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