Pedestrian Safety Program
Meet Louie the Looker, our pedestrian safety mascot
How Pedestrians Can Reduce Collisions
- Keep your eyes up to look for traffic before and while crossing the street.
- Make eye contact with drivers so you understand their intentions and they understand yours.
- Don't text, email, dial or do any other activity that might distract you while crossing the street. It can wait until you reach the other side.
- Cross only at marked crosswalks.
- Cross only on walk signals or green lights.
- Don't dart out from between parked cars or other objects that might prevent drivers from seeing you.
- If you must walk in the roadway, always walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Wear bright colors.
- Wear reflective clothing.
- Carry a flashlight
How Motorists Can Reduce Collisions
- Keep eyes focused through the windshield
- Watch for pedestrians at intersections
Don't text, email, dial, apply makeup or do any other activity that might distract you from awareness of pedestrians.
Right of Way
- Yield to pedestrians at marked intersections.
- Yield to pedestrians at marked (zebra striped) pedestrian crossings.
- Yield to pedestrians when they have entered travel lanes at any point along the roadway.
Traffic Signs and Signals
- Do not run red lights.
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs.
- Do not drive through intersections after the light has turned yellow. A yellow light means stop if you can do so safely.