Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the roadway, always walk facing traffic.
  • Dress to be seen. Wearing bright/light colored clothing helps drivers see you. Reflective clothing is the best.
  • Cross streets only at marked crosswalks or intersections.
  • If crossing a multiple lane roadway, pedestrians should visually clear each lane as they proceed.
  • If a car is parked where you are trying to cross, look for a driver who may pull out and not see you as he is looking for traffic.
  • Remember telephone poles, utility boxes and parked vehicles block on-coming drivers ability to see you.
  • Look LEFT - RIGHT - LEFT prior to entering the street.
  • Give drivers ample time to stop prior to entering the crosswalk.
  • Crossing at locations that have traffic signals helps motorist see you.
  • Turn off your headphones while crossing the street, so you can hear approaching traffic.
  • Always hold a child by the hand while crossing the street and remember, WALK don't run.
Caution Tips for Drivers
  • Never pass/overtake a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk.
  • Headlights should be on at all times, it helps pedestrians and other motorist see you.
  • Do not drive with distractions (cell phones, eating, etc.)
  • Pay attention to and abide by all speed limits.
  • Look ahead for potential dangers or people in the roadway or crosswalks; shift your attention well ahead of the hood of your car.
  • Stop for pedestrians in all crosswalks: on a two-lane road, the pedestrian must be completely across the roadway before you begin moving again.
  • Always yield to pedestrians upon making turns at intersection
  • Never Drink and Drive.
  • Know your surroundings while you drive, be a good defensive driver; think outside your car.
  • On bright days wear sunglasses or use your sun visor to minimize bright glare.
  • Don't let your passengers interfere with your driving.
  • Always have ample driving time, try not to be in a rush - a patient driver is a safe driver.