SAUGUS (CBS) — Robert Hoffman and his wife Judy used to walk five miles a day, now they have a hard time just walking several feet. The Saugus couple was severely injured in January when they were hit by a car while in a crosswalk.

Both suffered major injuries to their legs.

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Saugus crosswalk (WBZ-TV)

Last week, Robert Hoffman used a cane to walk up to the microphone at the Saugus Selectman’s Meeting to call for safety improvements for pedestrians in his city.

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He wants speed bumps installed before all crosswalks and improvements to sidewalks that he says are crumbling.

Robert Hoffman (WBZ-TV)

The board chair said they are checking into state regulations that may prevent the town from installing speed bumps on major roads.

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The Town Manager told WBZ that police have increased their number of speed patrols and are looking into ways of improving crosswalk safety like lighted signs.