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Pasco deputies hand out free lights to pedestrians and cyclists

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Lighting the night for a safer ride

Pasco County sheriff's deputies handed out about 450 free lights to people at several Pasco locations Thursday morning. The lights can be attached to clothing or bicycles and are meant to help reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Most fatalities occur in low-light conditions, said Sgt. Art Rowand, who noted that there have been four fatalities on U.S. 19 between State Road 52 and Denton Avenue so far this year. To find out more about the program, go to Links in today's Times at tampabay.com.

Maria Oquendo, right, installs a taillight and headlight on her bike Thursday morning outside the ACTS (Abundant Commodities to Share) Resource Center on U.S. 19. Oquendo received the lights for free from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Maria Oquendo, right, installs a taillight and headlight on her bike Thursday morning outside the ACTS (Abundant Commodities to Share) Resource Center on U.S. 19. Oquendo received the lights for free from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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