Keeping Evergreen Park safe is everyone’s responsibility. In an effort to protect motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, Chamber President Sara Klein of AAA and EP Mayor Kelly Burke are launching a campaign called “Slow Down EP”.
As students finish the school year, motorists need to pay special attention to traffic in neighborhoods as well as on major arteries including 95th Street, Western, and Kedzie avenues.
- Slow down, and obey the speed limit at all times.
- Obey Stop signs and traffic lights. Come to a complete stop.
- Remove all distractions, including food, drink, and cell phones.
- Be on the lookout for other vehicles, and people on foot or bicycles. Allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicycle.
- Make sure other drivers in your household, especially teens, are following the Rules of the Road. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at TeenDriving.AAA.com.
- Pay attention to your surroundings and all moving vehicles. Do not wear ear buds that impair your hearing.
- Only cross the street at designated crosswalks, and when no vehicles are moving through them.
- When riding on the street, ride in the same direction of traffic, to the right side of the roadway.
- Obey Stop signs and traffic lights, like any other vehicle.
- Wear a bike helmet.
All residents and business members of Evergreen Park are invited to take the pledge to #SlowDownEP.