Warmer months bring more people walking, biking and using alternative means of transportation. Please take a moment to review the safety to both drivers and pedestrians.
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Pedestrian and Drivers- Be Nice and Look Twice
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections and marked crosswalks.
- Jaywalking is against the law
Pedestrians Look Out
- Before stepping off a curb look left, look right, and look left again over your shoulder.
- It is the pedestrian's responsibility to yield to cars when crossing a road without crosswalks.
- If the "Don't Walk" signal is flashing, finish crossing, but don't start to cross.
- STOP at the intersection! Look over your shoulder for cars turning. When all is clear, walk straight across the street, not on a diagonal.
Motorists Look Out
- STOP before crosswalks and the line that marks them. Cars do not belong in crosswalks, pedestrians do.
- Motorists must "look out" for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Turning vehicles "must yield" to pedestrians crossing on the green light.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
- Avoid walking alone if you can.
- Wear reflective clothing if you must walk at night.
- Always walk facing traffic.
- Always use crosswalks where provided.
- Stop, Look, and Listen, then check twice.
- Always follow traffic control devices. (Walk, Don't Walk signs)
- Always be alert to traffic and your surroundings.
- Check for traffic before crossing, even if the sign says walk.