Friday, January 23, 2009

Crosswalk Safety tips


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 he/she 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.


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.

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