Pedestrian Safety

Be Visible

- Wear bright or light colored clothing and reflective materials.*person walking

Equipment

- Carry a flashlight when walking at night.*

Sidewalks

- Always walk on a sidewalk or path. If there are none available, walk facing traffic, on the shoulder, as far away from traffic as possible.**

Be Predictable

- Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. *

Cross Carefully

– Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.*

Crosswalks

- If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross. **

Walk

Alertly

– Keep alert at all times. Don’t be distracted by electronic devices including radios, smart phones, and other devices that take your eyes and ears off the road. **

Obey All Traffic Laws

– Stay off of major highways and other pedestrian-prohibited roadways. **

Walk with a friend whenever possible

- Choose walking friends with a similar pace and preferences.

Be Aware

- Don't assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely. *

*Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

**Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA)