It's the peak of summertime. That means taking notice of extra traffic including pedestrians and bicyclists. Also look for children playing in parks or yards near the street. You're in a hurry to get somewhere, but look around and maybe you'll notice some cool happenings on your street in addition to increasing safety. Unfortunately, summer also has meant an increase in home break-ins and burglaries. So keep your eyes and ears open for the bad stuff, but enjoy the many good things that summer brings.