Dear Readers: Walking in the city on a summer’s evening is great exercise, but it must be done safely. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (www.NHTSA.gov), stay safe by:

+Staying on the sidewalk, but if there’s no sidewalk, walk facing on-coming traffic.

+Carrying a flashlight, ID and your cellphone.

+Wearing bright or reflective clothing.

+Crossing only in marked crosswalks and obeying traffic signals.

— Heloise

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