Beyond Vision

White Cane Safety Day 2021

BEYOND VISION HOSTS AWARENESS EVENT FOR WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY AND HIGHLIGHT THE DANGERS OF RECKLESS DRIVING FOR ALL PEDESTRIANS  

Milwaukee, WI — October 15th is federally recognized as White Cane Safety Day. This day acknowledges the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired. It is used to increase awareness of the White Cane Law, which protects the right-of-way of pedestrians who use white canes and guide dogs. Reckless driving in Milwaukee continues to plague pedestrians. The danger of this careless behavior is already fatal for pedestrians who are sighted. Drivers need to be aware of white cane and service dog safety and respect the safety of everyone in our community.

#WhiteCaneSafetyDay #WCD2021 #RecklessDriving

 

Awareness day urges better driving help visually impaired pedestrians
FOX6, Christina Van Zelst – October 15, 2021

Advocates call for safe driving awareness on White Cane Safety Day
CBS58, Kimberly Shine – October 15, 2021

Many thanks to the public officials who came to speak and provided proclamations to honor the day:

Alderman Mark Borkowski
District Attorney John Chisholm
County Supervisor Pricilla E Coggs-Jones
State Representative Evan Goyke
State Senator LaTonya Johnson
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride
State Senator Chris Larson
State Senator Lena Taylor

 

 

We are also grateful to Cory Ballard and our friends at Vision Forward
for sharing the hazards of being a blind pedestrian.