The beautiful Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga has become a destination for bike-riders, joggers, and those walking for exercise. Now the city is focusing on pedestrian safety throughout the city.
Just the slightest distraction on the road can lead to a tragedy that can result in serious injury, or even death. Nationwide statistics show that more than 4,000 pedestrians and 600 bicycleists are killed every year, and many times these accidents are preventable. Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Captain Mike Newcombe shares about the dangers of navigation systems and cell phone usage while driving, and how distracting it all can be.
Rancho Cucamonga has been the site of several crashes in recent months, including a hit-and-run on Wilson Avenue that killed a man on a bicycle. Whether it’s a drunk driver, a distracted motorist, or a pedestrian who’s not paying attention, the consequences can be permanent and often times deadly.
With that in mind, city officials in the Police Department have joined together for a new safety awareness campaign called Look Look Look. Local officials hope to make Rancho Cucamonga’s streets after for everyone.