Walking - Street Smart

Are you street smart?

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities can be prevented if everyone does their part to improve their safety. Check below to see if you are a smart walker!

I always:

  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks where provided.
  • Stay off freeways and restricted zones.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing.
  • Wait for the WALK signal and check to make sure all traffic has come to a stop before crossing.
  • Avoid distractions and using electronic devices while walking.
  • Look before stepping past stopped vehicles that may be blocking my view of moving traffic.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing to be seen day or night.
  • Walk on the sidewalk.
  • If there is no sidewalk, I walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
  • Stand on the side of the road and at least 10 feet away from the stop while waiting for the bus.
  • Remain alert to the use of alcohol and drugs because they may impair my ability to walk safely.
  • Make eye contact with the driver to make sure they see me before I begin to cross.

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