Tips for Pedestrians
- Cross with care. Make eye contact with drivers and wait until traffic has stopped before you cross.
- Pay attention. Avoid distractions like texting. Continue to look for traffic while you cross as drivers may not always stop or obey traffic signals.
- Get noticed! Wear bright clothes and reflective gear, especially in low light or poor weather.
- Be predictable. Use crosswalks and intersections. Never jaywalk.
- Extend your arm to indicate that you wish to cross.
- Where there are no sidewalks, always walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
- Follow traffic signals.
Tips for Drivers
- Always yield to pedestrians at intersections.
- Be alert and scan left and right for pedestrians when you approach any intersection.
- If a vehicle is stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding for a pedestrian, so be prepared to stop.
- Always watch for pedestrians when you’re backing up.
- Be aware of pedestrians who seem unsure or who may not be paying attention.
- The WALKING PERSON light tells pedestrians that they may begin to cross. The FLASHING HAND indication means to continue crossing if you have entered the crosswalk; do not begin to cross if you have not entered the crosswalk.
Youth Pedestrian Tips
- Developing your child's road safety smarts starts at home. Click here to read 10 road safety tips