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Pedestrian Safety Tips

 

 
Every 1½ days, a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle in Pima County.

That adds up to 250 to 300 pedestrian injuries as a result of crashes with motor vehicles. Everyone is at risk, especially children and the elderly, whether behind the wheel of a car, riding a bike to school or walking across the street at a designated crosswalk.

Being aware of safety laws and tips will help our region be a safer place for everyone.

  
 
         
     


BE ALERT AROUND THE STREETCAR 

Don’t walk or stand on the tracks. Use pedestrian walkways and crosswalks. Streetcar is quiet. Listen for warning bells and look for headlights. Adults should hold children’s hands near tracks and on platforms. Stand behind the textured strips on platforms.
 

 
 


BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Headphones and cell phones cause distraction and reduce your ability to hear traffic. Your ears are your first line of defense when walking or running near traffic.

   
 

BE VISIBLE TO MOTORISTS

On roadways without sidewalks, walk facing traffic whenever possible and at night wear bright colored reflective clothing and carry lights. Make sure you and your children are as visible as possible. Remember, drivers do their best to avoid you if they can see you!
 

     
   

ASSUME THAT DRIVERS
MAY NOT STOP

A marked crosswalk does not assure your safety. Make sure that all vehicles are stopped before crossing each lane.

 
 

 

 

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