[photo gallery]Several Lakewood Township agencies and organizations met recently to design a safety campaign for the town that will feature Pedestrian Safety Cards in English, Yiddish, and Spanish, among other safety tips. Many injuries and fatalities happen because drivers and pedestrians simply don’t see each other.

Each organization will distribute the Pedestrian Safety Cards as part of Lakewood’s safety campaign and concern for its citizens to remind pedestrians how to safely walk during the day and at night. Some of the Pedestrian Safety Card tips include Stop! Look both ways before you go; Cross only in the crosswalk; and Don’t walk distracted (by talking on cell phones or listening to music, for example).

Pedestrians should also watch for turning vehicles; wear light colored clothing and reflective materials; and walk on the sidewalk if there is one or walk facing the traffic when there is no sidewalk.

The Lakewood agencies and organizations that developed the Pedestrian Safety Cards are Lakewood Township officials, the Lakewood Police Department, Lakewood First Aid, Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch (LCSW), Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Hatzolah, Lakewood Chaveirim, and Bikur Cholim of Lakewood.

For questions or more information, contact the Traffic & Safety Division of the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200 Ext. 5385.