Pedestrian Safety Program
Meet Louie, 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.
- Wait until you reach the other side to text, talk, and send email.
- Cross only at marked crosswalks.
- Cross only on walk signals or green lights.
- Check that you are not stepping into the roadway from behind a large object such as a parked car or tree.
- If you must walk in the roadway, always walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Carry a flashlight or turn your phone on and point it toward oncoming traffic. People in cars will be able to see the light.
How Motorists Can Reduce Collisions
- Keep eyes focused through the windshield
- Watch for pedestrians at intersections
Wait to text, talk, or email.
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.