Pedestrian Safety

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Operation Street Smart: Walking Safety Tips 

Pedestrians also have a role in preventing accidents. Follow these tips to stay safe:

  • Obey all traffic signals and signs. 
  • Do not walk in the roadway if there is a sidewalk.
  • If there is no sidewalk, pedestrians may walk on the shoulder of the LEFT side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Cross in marked crosswalks if available.
  • If you cross the road where there is no crosswalk, you must yield the right of way to the vehicles in the roadway.
  • Look left, right, then left again before crossing.
  • Do not walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is too close for the driver to stop or yield. For example, it takes a car going 35mph 200 feet to stop.
  • Cross roadway at a right angle by the shortest route possible. Do not cross the road diagonally unless in a marked crosswalk.
  • Be visible. Wear bright colors and reflective accessories, such as belts, clothes, wristbands and shoes.