Safe Walking Tips

When crossing the street keep these safe walking tips in mind:Pedestrian Safely Crossing Street at Crosswalk

  • Cross the street at a designated crosswalk.
  • Be careful at intersections where drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.
  • Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing retro-reflective clothing.
  • It’s safest to walk on a sidewalk, but if you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.

THINK: What is the safest place to cross like the nearest crosswalk.

STOP: At edge of the road and put your hand out.

LOOK & LISTEN: Look left, right, left and put your hand out.

WAIT: For traffic to pass, crosswalk signal to turn green or for roads to be clear.

CROSS: Walk straight across the road.

KEEP LOOKING: Make eye contact with stopped cars and stay alert.