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Crosswalk Safety Tips

Crosswalk Safety Tips

Whether you walk, bike or drive, take 5 seconds to follow crosswalk safety guidelines.


Pedestrians:

  • Always cross at marked crosswalks.
    You forfeit your rights as a pedestrian if you cross elsewhere.
  • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left
    to make sure the road is clear in both directions before crossing.
  • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver
    to be sure s/he sees you before you cross.
  • Look before walking past stopped vehicles.
    Do not cross just because a driver waves you on. Be sure all lanes are clear first.
  • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians
    unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles.

Bicyclists:

  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians
    unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles
  • and forfeit their rights as pedestrians in the case of an accident or citation.

  • Use marked bike paths or multi-use paths when available.
  • Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways.
  • Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads and sidewalks.
    Be aware that your actions are unpredictable to drivers and pedestrians.

Drivers:

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.
  • Be prepared to stop
    at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks.
  • Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders
    whose approaches to the crosswalk may be much swifter than those of pedestrians.
  • Come to a complete stop
    if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross.
  • Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in
    before resuming travel.
  • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.