Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers

You can encounter pedestrians anytime and anywhere - even in places where they are not supposed to be found.

Pedestrians can be very hard to see - especially in bad weather or at night. You must keep a lookout and slow down if you can't see clearly.

When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.

Stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk, even if it is not marked. When you stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, stop well back so that drivers in the other lanes can also see the pedestrian in time to stop.

Do not overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians.

When you are turning, you often will have to wait for a "gap" in traffic. Beware that while you are watching for that "gap," pedestrians may have moved into your intended path.

Be especially attentive around schools and in neighborhoods where children are active.