Being safe while crossing the street

Here are some ways to be safe while crossing the street:

  • Use a crosswalk whenever it is available
  • Cross at the corner or at an intersection, meaning where two roads meet.
  • Stop at the edge of parked cars, the curb, or other vehicles.
  • Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT, forward and backward before crossing
  • Cross when there are no cars coming, and keep looking left and right.
  • Walk, don’t run or dart, into the street.
  • Look for signs that a car is about to move (rear lights, exhaust smoke, sound of motor, wheels turning).
  • Walk alertly; use your eyes and your ears to increase your safety.
  • Be very careful if you’re using your cell phone. You can get easily distracted by talking, texting, or listening to music.
  • Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars, or other big objects before you cross so drivers can see you.
  • Obey traffic signals, like signs and lights.
  • Watch and listen for vehicles approaching.