WATCH

FOR PEDESTRIANS

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WATCH FOR ME 

WALKING 

As a driver, it is your duty to keep yourself and others on the road safe. Factors such as speed and distractions are major killers on our roads. A pedestrian who is hit by a car at 40 mph has an 85% chance of being killed. You are by far the most dangerous thing on the road, compared to bicyclists and pedestrians, so keep yourself and others safe with these guidelines:

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS

 
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LAWS

  • Drivers must cede the right-of-way and exercise caution when encountering pedestrians in crosswalks. Bicyclists are allowed to use any public roadway (unless specifically restricted). 

  • Do not cross into designated bicycle lanes and watch for bicyclists when turning. Never pass a vehicle that is stopped due to pedestrian traffic in an intersection.

  • Drivers must exercise care when encountering pedestrians on or near a roadway, even if they have the right-of-way.

  • Drivers must keep at least a three feet distance when passing a bicyclist. You must change lanes if another travel lane is available (it is legal to cross a double yellow line to pass a bicyclist).