Pedestrian Safety

Walking regularly can have long-term health benefits, and it’s a great way to get exercise. Walking is a free way to travel, and it is almost always available. To stay safe and healthy on the roads, pedestrians and motorists need to respect each other.

Pedestrians should:

Parents and caregivers should remind vulnerable children and older adults to be safe as pedestrians. Young children are impulsive and active, and may need guidance when walking near roads. Older adults may need to be reminded to wait for a new walk signal or new green light before crossing at stoplights to give them ample time to cross.

To stay safe, pedestrians of all ages should work together with all road users, which means using crosswalks and obeying signs and signals. Motorists should slow down, especially in areas with high-pedestrian traffic.

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 2019 Provided by the DMV Highway Safety Office

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