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22 Aug  

Pedectrian Safety Tips

Walking is a part of our daily lives, but we often take for granted the basic rules of the road we learned when we were much younger…

  • Always cross at intersections. Crossing mid-block is unsafe; never cross from between two parked cars…drivers can’t see you and definitely are not expecting you.
  • Stop, look and listen before crossing. As when you were a child, look right and left over your shoulder before crossing; look for cars and bicycles.
  • Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t step out into the street until the cars have yielded.
  • Allow vehicles enough time to stop. Don’t try to assert your right of way with a fast-moving vehicle.
  • When crossing at a signal-controlled intersection, cross only on a green light OR when the “walk” sign is activated; the walk sign may change, but the light is timed to give you enough time to continue on safely before opposing traffic approaches.
  • Be visible, predictable – always cross in a straight line… the shortest distance between two points. Use extra care when crossing with children. Remember, drivers may not see a little one…hold their hand while crossing.
  • Be a defensive walker. Always watch where you are going and expect the unexpected.

Brought to you by the Santa Monica Police Department. For more information, visit http://santamonicapd.org or http://www.facebook.com/santamonicapd.




6 comments

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    thanks for information….

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