Click to Home
Help Center
Click to Home
Go To Search
PrintEmailFacebookTwitterYouTube
City of East Grand Rapids
750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Ph: 616-949-2110
Fx: 616-940-4884

Home

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Road Safety Tips

Road-Safety.jpg

While we’re in the midst of putting away bulky clothing, sharpening the mower blades and capturing some long lost vitamin D, our attention must also turn to safety. As our Michigan weather warms, treadmill users are now outside running on the pavement, college and high school track teams are putting miles on in our popular community and motorcyclists and bicyclists are sure to follow. This is a very active community and special precautions need to occur for the safety of all.

Please be mindful of the clothing worn while walking, running and cycling in the dark. Reflective garments such as vests, shoes, jackets and hats alert motorists to your presence and help prevent accidents. If reflective clothing is not used, light colored clothing is the next best option. A light must be used on bicycles during low light hours. You may NOT ride two abreast in East Grand Rapids on a bicycle. Many of our streets are too narrow to accommodate safe travel.

Motorists need to be especially careful near intersections and crosswalks. Our students do a wonderful job of negotiating traffic with the assistance of our crossing guards. Be respectful and patient while they stop traffic to allow students to cross intersections. Those who ignore, hinder or harass crossing guards will be contacted by Public Safety and issued a citation for their actions.

We ask that everyone do their part to keep East Grand Rapids one the safest cities in the country.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home

Family walking dog

Taking care of our furry residents

Posted on: February 15, 2017
Mayor Amna Seibold

2017 State of the City

Posted on: January 30, 2017
Garden Shed

Think Spring – Zoning Tips

Posted on: January 18, 2017
Tree Trimming

Tree/Shrub Trimming/Pruning

Posted on: January 5, 2017
Frozen Pipes

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Posted on: January 5, 2017
Christmas Decorations

Make Safety #1 this Holiday

Posted on: December 15, 2016
DPW Plow Driver Doug

Snowplow Season Coming Soon

Posted on: December 1, 2016
Cyber Security

Holiday Cyber Security

Posted on: November 27, 2016
Pumpkins

Trick-Or-Treat Safety

Posted on: October 17, 2016
Work Zone Begins sign

Construction Updates - 2016 Season

Posted on: June 9, 2015
Lake Drive Intersection

Lake Drive Now Open

Posted on: September 1, 2016
Mosquito

West Nile Virus

Posted on: August 12, 2016
Storm Water Image

Storm Water Drain Reminder

Posted on: August 4, 2016
New Parade Map

New Parade Route

Posted on: June 30, 2016
IRS Phone Scams

IRS Impersonation Scam Alert

Posted on: June 15, 2016
Fire Pit Photo

Useful Summer Regulations

Posted on: May 25, 2016
Beach

Spring Break Safety Tips

Posted on: March 17, 2016