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September is Pedestrian Safety Month

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience as a pedestrian.

Pedestrian Safety Tips

  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.

  • Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections.
  • Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  • If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic.
  • Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.

  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.

  • Alcohol and drugs impair your abilities and judgment, making it unsafe to walk

  • Walking is a healthy mode of transportation.
  • Get up, get out, and get moving for a healthier lifestyle.