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Pedestrian Safety Tips

  1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Keep your eyes up and refrain from texting while walking. You should keep at least one ear free and able to hear things happening around you.
  2. Use Sidewalks: If there is no sidewalk present and you have to walk on the street, walk against on-coming traffic and stay as far to the outside of the road as possible. Avoid shortcuts and alleys if possible.  
  3. Only Cross at the Crosswalk: Even in areas where crosswalks are automatically activated, stop first and look both ways. Make sure to press the button and wait for the crossing signal to indicate it is safe to cross.
  4. Always Watch for Vehicles in Both Lanes: Always assume that the driver cannot see you, and cross when you know that they have stopped.
  5. Make Yourself Visible: Wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight when it's dark.