safety tips

Pedestrian Safety Tips

In B.C. 76% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections.

BE CAREFUL AT INTERSECTIONS
Intersections are high-risk spots for pedestrians so be very alert. Watch for drivers turning left or right. Sometimes they’re so focused on oncoming traffic that they aren’t paying attention to you.

BE VISIBLE
Make sure drivers see you. Wear reflective clothing if you’re out at night. We even suggest clipping a reflective or flashing light onto your clothes. Cross streets that are in well-lit areas. Make eye contact with drivers so that you’re certain they see you.

STAY ON THE SIDEWALK
Don’t take risks by walking on the road. If there’s no sidewalk nearby and you don’t have a choice, then walk as close as you can to the curb and face traffic.

DON’T RELY SOLELY ON TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Though we suggest you follow pedestrian signs, we also suggest that you still look around before crossing the street. Just because you’re following the rules, doesn’t mean others are.

DON’T BE DISTRACTED
Don’t talk on the phone or text while crossing streets. Don’t wear headphones either. Our surroundings provide important audio cues that can keep you safe.

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