When pedestrians get hurt, nobody wins.

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  • Always make eye contact with drivers and never assume that a driver has seen you.

  • Remove your headphones and focus your full attention on what’s happening around you as drivers may not stop or obey traffic signals. Leave your phone alone.

  • Be careful at intersections and watch for drivers turning left or right through the crosswalk. Drivers may be focused on oncoming traffic instead of scanning for you.

  • Always cross at designated crosswalks – never mid-block. Follow pedestrian signs and traffic signals and never cross once the signal has turned yellow or red.​

  • Wear reflective clothing or gear and flashlights to make it easier for drivers to see you in wet weather, at dusk and at night.

  • On rural roads without sidewalks, make yourself visible and always walk facing traffic so you can see oncoming drivers.

When pedestrians get hurt, nobody wins.

  • Focus on the road. Always leave your phone or any other hand-held electronic device alone while you’re driving.

  • Be ready to yield to pedestrians – especially when turning in intersections and near transit stops.

  • Look twice for pedestrians crossing the road particularly when visibility is poor.

  • Give yourself extra time and space to stop in case a pedestrian suddenly crosses the street.

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