Each year more than 2,000 pedestrians are involved in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles in our state and between 150 and 200 people are killed according to statistics by the NC Department of Transportation.
And Greenville has seen the highest number of pedestrian accidents since 1997.
Greenville police say with a large student population and increased workers at Vidant, back in 2012 they saw the highest number of pedestrians accidents.
Thanks to a grant from the NCDOT and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, they started their "Watch For Me NC" campaign, to help pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers understand the rules of the road.
Greenville police say they're focusing on areas near College Hill and 10th street where large numbers of students cross and on Stanstonburg Road near Vidant Medical Center and farther down at Brody School of Medicine.