When crossing the street keep these safe walking tips in mind:
- 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.