Walking - Street Smart

Two women power walking

Are you street smart?

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities can be prevented if everyone does their part to improve their safety. Check below to see if you are a smart walker!

I always:

  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks where provided.
  • Stay off freeways and restricted zones.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing.
  • Wait for the WALK signal and check to make sure all traffic has come to a stop before crossing.
  • Avoid distractions and using electronic devices while walking.
  • Look before stepping past stopped vehicles that may be blocking my view of moving traffic.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing to be seen day or night.
  • Walk on the sidewalk.
  • If there is no sidewalk, I walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
  • Stand on the side of the road and at least 10 feet away from the stop while waiting for the bus.
  • Remain alert to the use of alcohol and drugs because they may impair my ability to walk safely.
  • Make eye contact with the driver to make sure they see me before I begin to cross.

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For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).