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Spring 2024

Butterfly in a field of purple wildflowers

 

As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, we at the Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office welcome the arrival of spring!

The spring season comes with a sense of renewal and new beginnings, making us eager to get outside and enjoy all the season offers. However, it is important to remember that new challenges and responsibilities come with the change in the weather. 

Please remember that safety should always be a top priority, regardless of your plans this spring. With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, many of us will spend more time outside. Whether taking a walk, jogging, or biking, always be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you. 

With more people spending time outside, it's important to be mindful of children playing near roads in our community. Please slow down and take extra caution when driving through residential neighborhoods. When drivers maintain safe speeds and practice other safe driving behaviors, safer environments are created for our community. 

The National Highway and Safety Administration has the following tips on driving safely for pedestrians:

Look out for pedestrians everywhere and at all times.
Be extra cautious when driving in hard-to-see conditions (bad weather or nighttime) and backing up your vehicle.
Be prepared to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop your vehicle well back from the crosswalk.
Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk.
Follow the speed limit, especially around people on the street, in school zones, and in neighborhoods where children are present.
Never drive under the influence. 

For more information on driving safely for pedestrians, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

As always, the Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office remains committed to serving and protecting our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Together, we can make this spring a season of growth, renewal, and safety for all. 

Wishing you a happy and safe spring season!