MUN students protest to increase pedestrian safety

A small group of students demonstrated at one of Memorial University's most dangerous intersections Wednesday morning.

Protesters urge drivers around campus to slow down

A MUN student demonstrates on Westerland Road. (CBC)

A small group of students demonstrated at one of Memorial University's most dangerous intersections Wednesday morning to draw attention to pedestrian safety.

Candace Simms of MUN's student union says she would like drivers to slow down, especially at the crosswalk on Westerland Road where two separate accidents involving pedestrians took place recently. 

"Pedestrian safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's really important that pedestrians and drivers are aware of the measures they need to take," said Simms.

Vehicle-pedestrian accidents around campus has been an issue for many years.

Simms said the student's union is meeting with university administrators and city officials to find ways to improve safety for everyone.

CBC

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