Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

students crossing at 15 and Virginia

In 2010, 70,000 pedestrians were injured by vehicles in the US - (11,000 more than in 2008).
4,280 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in 2010. (National Highway Traffic Safety Statistics)

When You're Driving:

  • Obey traffic laws
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Observe stop signs and signals
  • Don't pass other drivers who stop at crosswalks
  • Make eye contact with pedestrians
  • Scan sidewalks to see if pedestrians are preparing to leave the curb
  • Observe posted speed limits
  • Talking and texting can wait - no texting and hands-free talking only!

When You're Walking:

  • Obey traffic laws
  • Use crosswalks, observe signs and signals
  • Pay attention to traffic
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • make sure the car is slowing to stop before stepping off the curb
  • Talking and texting can wait - unplug while crossing!