News Flash

Newton Police Department

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Spring & Summer

Family biking on a path near woods.

Spring weather brings an increase in pedestrians and cyclists to Newton trails, parks, and streets. Here are some safety and courtesy tips to help keep everyone safe and happy! 


  • Slow down or stop at intersections and trail crossings. 
  • Always be aware of nearby bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Watch the speed limit signs and adjust accordingly near parks and schools.

Bicyclists and Pedestrians: 

  • If riding on streets, always ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road. 
  • Watch for items on the road or trail that might make you swerve or fall. 
  • Watch for turning traffic at every intersection. 
  • If walking or riding at night, always wear reflective gear. 
  • Wear a helmet at all times when cycling.
  • Be sure to yell "on your left" when passing someone on the trail.
  • Read more about Iowa Bike Safety.

Pet Owners:

Thanks for your cooperation!

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