Pedestrian Safety

Walking has significant social benefits, can improve the health of individuals, reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, and increase the sense of safety in your community with more people out and about.  But like any activity, it does involve some element of risk.

Fatalities and injuries can be reduced if both drivers and pedestrians take care and respect each others presence on the road.

Follow ODOT’s Five Steps to Being a Safer Pedestrian:

  • Step One: Stay alert
  • Step Two: Be predictable   
  • Step Three: Follow the signals
  • Step Four: Make sure you are seen
  • Step Five: Be careful at the curb

Walk smart and stay safe!